Mount Dutton facts for kids
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Mount Dutton lies 14 km (9 mi) north of the community of King Cove on the Alaska Peninsula
|Elevation||4,941 ft (1,506 m)|
|Listing||Mountain peaks of Alaska|
|Location||Alaska Peninsula, Alaska, U.S.|
|Parent range||Aleutian Range|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Aleutian Arc|
Dutton lies just short of 9 miles (14 km) from King Cove, a fishing headquarters for the locality.
Dutton is a highly glaciated volcano. Its summit is composed of a series of lava domes which form a complex stratovolcano. The mountain's recent history is marked by at least avalanche which removed andesitic lava flows and several lava domes from the flank of its body and swiftly cascaded westward and southward towards Belkofski Bay.
Between 1984 and 1985, a series of earthquake swarms took place in the volcano's vicinity. Another swarm took place in the summer of 1988.
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