Coordinates: 58°16′0″N 155°9′24″W / 58.26667°N 155.15667°W / 58.26667; -155.15667
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Novarupta's lava dome in July 1987
Highest point
Elevation2,759 ft (841 m)[1]
Coordinates58°16′0″N 155°9′24″W / 58.26667°N 155.15667°W / 58.26667; -155.15667[1]
LocationKatmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska, U.S.
Parent rangeAleutian Range
Topo mapUSGS Mount Katmai B-4
Mountain typeCaldera[1] with lava dome
Volcanic arc/beltAleutian Arc
Last eruptionJune to October 1912[1]

Novarupta (meaning "newly erupted"[2] 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 and had a Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 6.

Map showing volcanoes of the Alaska Peninsula

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Novarupta". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved January 1, 2009.
  2. "Katmai: Hiking the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes" (PDF). National Park Service. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 27, 2016. Retrieved February 17, 2016.