Koniuji

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  • 52.22°N
  • 175.13°W

  • 273 m
    895 ft

  • 311140
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There are no activity reports for Koniuji.



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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1150 BCE ± 1900 years Unknown Confirmed   Ar/Ar
2650 BCE ± 2000 years Unknown Confirmed   Ar/Ar
3850 BCE ± 3100 years Unknown Confirmed   Ar/Ar

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Coats R R, 1950. Volcanic activity in the Aleutian Arc. U S Geol Surv Bull, 974-B: 35-47.

Henning R A, Rosenthal C H, Olds B, Reading E (eds), 1976. Alaska's volcanoes, northern link in the ring of fire. Alaska Geog, 4: 1-88.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Jicha B R, 2009. Holocene volcanic activity at Koniuji Island, Aleutians. J Volc Geotherm Res, 185: 214-222.

Motyka R J, Liss S A, Nye C J, Moorman M A, 1993. Geothermal resources of the Aleutian arc. Alaska Div Geol Geophys Surv, Prof Rpt, no 114, 17 p and 4 map sheets.

Smith R L, Shaw H R, Luedke R G, Russell S L, 1978. Comprehensive tables giving physical data and thermal energy estimates for young igneous systems of the United States. U S Geol Surv Open-File Rpt, 78-925: 1-25.

Wood C A, Kienle J (eds), 1990. Volcanoes of North America. Cambridge, England: Cambridge Univ Press, 354 p.

The very small, 1 x 1.5 km wide Koniuji Island, located between Atka and Kasatochi volcanoes, is the emergent top of a mostly submarine volcano. The summit of the mostly submerged volcano reaches only 273 m above sea level. The volcano, which lies about 20 km north of the western side of Atka Island, is deeply dissected, with a steep, arcuate cliff on the west. New argon-argon dating indicates that the island emerged above sea level aout 15,000 years ago, and that several lava flows and domes were erupted during the Holocene. The summit lava dome is younger than about 3000 years. Reports of historical eruptive activity may be erroneous and are considered to refer to eruptions of the relatively undissected Kasatochi volcano to the west.