OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Mageik

Latitude (dd): 
58.20
Longitude (dd): 
155.25
Elevation (m): 
2165
Country: 
United States
State (Province, etc): 
Alaska
Type: 
Stratovolcano

 


Mageik, an ice-capped stratovolcano in Katmai National Park, is at the head of the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Reports of eruptions at Mageik have not been substantiated by discovery of young deposits. This photo shows Mageik from across Knife Creek and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Photo by Jay Robinson, National Park Service.

 


Mageik from across Knife Creek and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Photo by Jay Robinson, National Park Service.

 


Sources of Information:

Fenner, C.N., 1930, Mount Katmai and Mount Mageik: Zeitschrift fur Vulkanologie 13, p. 1-24.

Hildreth, W., 1987, New perspectives on the eruption of 1912 in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Katmai National Park, Alaska: Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 49, p. 680-693.

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.