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Mount Emmons (Alaska)

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Mount Emmons
View, looking northeast, of Mount Emmons in 1987
Highest point
Elevation4,711 ft (1,436 m) [1]
ListingList of volcanoes in the United States
Coordinates55°20′27″N 162°04′21″W / 55.3409°N 162.0726°W / 55.3409; -162.0726[2]
Mount Emmons is located in Alaska
Mount Emmons
Mount Emmons
Location of Mount Emmons within Alaska
LocationAlaska Peninsula, Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska
United States
Parent rangeAleutian Range
Topo mapUSGS Cold Bay B-1
Mountain typeCaldera
Volcanic arc/beltAleutian Arc
Last eruptionUnknown

Mount Emmons[3] is a post-caldera stratovolcano within the Emmons Lake caldera on the Alaska Peninsula within the Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States.

Map showing volcanoes of Alaska. The mark is set at the location of Emmons Lake.
Map showing volcanoes of Alaska. The mark is set at the location of Emmons Lake.


The summit is one of three cones constructed within the 7-by-11-mile (11 km × 18 km) caldera, which also contains an elongated crater lake on its southwest side.[1]

The most recent of several caldera-forming eruptions at Emmons Lake occurred more than 10,000 years ago. No historical eruptions have occurred at Emmons Lake.[4]

The peak is located within the Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge.[5]

Mount Emmons is a local name published on a USGS map in 1943.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Emmons Lake". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 26 Jan 2005.
  2. ^ "Emmons Lake Volcanic Center". Alaska Volcano Observatory. Retrieved 1 Jun 2009.
  3. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mount Emmons
  4. ^ "Volcanoes of the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands". Digital Data Series DDS-40. United States Geological Survey. 2002. Retrieved 1 Jun 2009.
  5. ^ MyTopo Maps - Mount Emmons, Aleutians East, Alaska, United States (Map). Trimble Navigation, Ltd. Retrieved 4 Feb 2018.

External links

Media related to Mount Emmons (Alaska) at Wikimedia Commons

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