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Novarupta's lava dome in July 1987
Highest point
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.

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