OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Little Sitkin

Latitude (dd): 
51.95
Longitude (dd): 
178.54
Elevation (m): 
1174
Country: 
United States
State (Province, etc): 
Alaska
Type: 
Stratovolcano

 


Vertical aerial photo of Little Sitkin Island and volcano. Plate 24 of Snyder (1959).

 

Little Sitkin is a stratovolcano that erupted in 1776 and 1828. The 1776 eruption was explosive. The 1828 eruption produced two a'a flows. The volcano has had three cone building episodes separated by the formation of two calderas. A summit crater caps the youngest cone. The youngest cone is 3 miles (4.5 km) in basal diameter.

 

 


Sources of Information:

Snyder, G.L., 1959, Geology of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1028-H, p. 168-209.

Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 349 p.

Wood, C.A., and Kienle, J., 1993, Volcanoes of North America: Cambridge University Press, New York, 354 p.