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Status of Pagan Volcano
Volcano ID: 0804-17=
Name: Pagan
Country: USA
Location: Mariana Island
Type: Stratovolcanoes
Status: Historical
Elevation: 570 metre
Last eruption: 2009
Alert Level & Code: Advisory / Yellow
USGS Report:

Satellite observations of Pagan were mostly obscured by clouds this week. We have received no other reports of activity. Pagan is not monitored with ground-based geophysical instrumentation and the only source of information is satellite ...


Volcano's description:

Pagan Island, the largest and one of the most active of the Mariana Islands volcanoes, consists of two stratovolcanoes connected by a narrow isthmus. Both North and South Pagan stratovolcanoes were constructed within calderas, 7 and 4 km in diameter, respectively. The 570-m-high Mount Pagan at the NE end of the island rises above the flat floor of the northern caldera, which probably formed during the early Holocene. South Pagan is a 548-m-high stratovolcano with an elongated summit containing four distinct craters. Almost all of the historical eruptions of Pagan, which date back to the 17th century, have originated from North Pagan volcano. The largest eruption of Pagan during historical time took place in 1981 and prompted the evacuation of the sparsely populated island.


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Radius: Red Circle = 10 km, Orange Circle = 25 km, Yellow Circle = 50 km
 

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