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Takawangha description and information



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Seismically Monitored: Yes
Color Code:GREEN
Alert Level:NORMAL
Elevation: 4754 ft (1449 m)
Latitude: 51.867° N
Longitude:178.027° W
Quadrangle:Gareloi Island Adak
CAVW Number:311090
Nearby towns:Adak 60 mi (96 km) NE
Atka 164 mi (264 km) NE
Shemya Station 337 mi (543 km) NW
Attu Station 375 mi (604 km) NW
Anchorage 1237 mi (1990 km) NE
From Smithsonian Institution, Global Volcanism Program online database, accessed December 8, 2003: "Takawangha is a 1449-m-high, youthful volcano with an ice-filled caldera on northern Tanaga Island, near the western end of the Andreanof Islands. Takawangha lies across a saddle from historically active Tanaga volcano to the west; older, deeply eroded volcanoes lie adjacent to Takawangha on the east. Numerous small post-caldera tephra cones are located within the caldera and on its rim and flanks. The youngest cones are some of those inside the caldera of the basaltic-to-dacitic volcano. No historical eruptions are known from Takawangha."
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