- Chiginagak is a symmetric stratovolcano
located 110 miles (175 km) south of King Salmon on the Alaska Peninsula.
An active fumarole has vented steam from about 5500 ft (1676 m) up the
north flank of the volcano since the early 1970's. There are few reports
of historic eruptions at Chiginagak, but young pyroclastic deposits
and lava flows can be found on the volcano's flanks.
- November 7, 1997
- Increased steaming, snow-melt, and sulfur
smell were reported at Chiginagak beginning on October 22. Steam emissiaons
can be seen from Pilot Point, 37 miles (60 km) northwest of the volcano.
Although fumarolic activity has greatly increased, no new ash or large
scale melting has been reported.