Mount Vsevidof

Coordinates: 53°07′27″N 168°41′24″W / 53.1241667°N 168.69°W / 53.1241667; -168.69
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Mount Vsevidof
View, looking north, of Mount Vsevidof
Highest point
Elevation7,051 ft (2,149 m)[1][2]
Prominence7,051 ft (2,149 m)
Coordinates53°07′27″N 168°41′24″W / 53.1241667°N 168.69°W / 53.1241667; -168.69[3]
Mount Vsevidof is located in Alaska
Mount Vsevidof
Mount Vsevidof
LocationUmnak Island, Alaska, U.S.
Parent rangeAleutian Range
Mountain typeStratovolcano[1]
Volcanic arc/beltAleutian Arc
Last eruption1957[1]

Mount Vsevidof (/ˌvɪzəˈvdɒf/ or /vəˈʃvɪdɒf/;[4] Russian: Вулкан Всевидова) is a stratovolcano in the U.S. state of Alaska. Its summit is the highest point on Umnak Island, one of the eastern Aleutian Islands. Its symmetrical cone rises abruptly from its surroundings. The base of the volcano is around 10 km (6 mi) wide, steepening from about 15 degrees at 300 m (980 ft) altitude to around 30 degrees near the summit. Some glacial tongues have cut through narrow canyons up to 120 m (390 ft) deep, due to ice filling the crater and extending down the north and east flanks of the cone.[5] Vsevidof's most recent eruption was caused by an earthquake on March 9, 1957. The eruption began March 11, and ended the next day.[Notes 1]

Its name comes from Russian words for “all” and “sight”, suggesting that it was implied to mean “seen from everywhere” or “where every place is seen from”.

Nearby towns to Vsevidof include Nikolski, Unalaska, Akutan, Atka and Anchorage.[5]

Map showing volcanoes of Alaska. The mark is set at the location of Mount Vsevidof.

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  1. ^ a b c "Vsevidof". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  2. ^ Miller, T. P.; McGimsey, R. G.; Richter, D. H.; Riehle, J. R.; Nye, C. J.; Yount, M. E.; Dumoulin, J. A. (1998). "Catalog of the historically active volcanoes of Alaska". Open-File Report 98-0582. USGS. pp. 61–62. Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  3. ^ "Mount Vsevidof". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  4. ^ "Vsevidof, Mount, Alaska". Archived from the original on 2006-06-26.
  5. ^ a b Miller, T. P; McGimsey, R. G; Richter, D. H; Riehle, J. R; Nye, C. J.; Yount, M. E; Dumoulin, J. A. "U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report". Catalog of the Historically Active Volcanoes of Alaska. 98–0582: 104 p.
  1. ^ This is recorded as a "questionable eruption" by the Alaska Volcano Observatory (Vsevidof History Page). Other possible eruptions or activity occurred in 1784, 1790, 1830, 1878, and 1880.

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