Novarupta's lava dome in July 1987
|Elevation||2,759 ft (841 m) |
|Location||Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska, U.S.|
|Parent range||Aleutian Range|
|Topo map||USGS Mount Katmai B-4|
|Mountain type||Caldera with lava dome|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Aleutian Arc|
|Last eruption||June to October 1912|
Novarupta (meaning "newly erupted" in Latin) is a volcano that was formed in 1912. It is located on the Alaska Peninsula in Katmai National Park and Preserve, about 290 miles (470 km) southwest of Anchorage. Formed during the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, Novarupta released 30 times the volume of magma of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.
References[change | change source]
- "Novarupta". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1102-18-. Retrieved January 1, 2009.
- "Katmai: Hiking the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved February 17, 2016.