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Mount Emmons
EmmonsLake.jpg
View, looking northeast, of Mount Emmons in 1987
Highest point
Elevation 4,711 ft (1,436 m)
Listing List of volcanoes in the United States
Geography
Location Alaska Peninsula, Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska
United States
Parent range Aleutian Range
Topo map USGS Cold Bay B-1
Geology
Mountain type Caldera
Volcanic arc/belt Aleutian Arc
Last eruption Unknown

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

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

Description

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.

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.

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

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

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