Pogromni Volcano

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Pogromni is located in Alaska
Location in Alaska
Highest point
Elevation 6,531 ft (1,991 m) [1]
Prominence 6,131 ft (1,869 m) [2]
Coordinates 53°34′05″N 164°41′59″W / 53.56806°N 164.69972°W / 53.56806; -164.69972Coordinates: 53°34′05″N 164°41′59″W / 53.56806°N 164.69972°W / 53.56806; -164.69972
Location Unimak Island, Alaska, U.S.
Parent range Aleutian Range
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Volcanic arc/belt Aleutian Arc

Pogromni Volcano is a stratovolcano on Unimak Island in the Aleutian Islands. Near it are 5 cinder cones, and a mountain called Pogromni's Sister.

Pogromni is old and eroded with a single glacier on its flank and base. Eruptions have been attributed to it in 1795, 1796, 1826, 1827, and 1830, but historic eruptions attributed to it may have come from nearby Westdahl volcano.[3]

The volcano's name comes from the Russian Погромный, meaning "characterised by violent outbreak." This naming refers to a volcanic eruption, but shares the same etymology as pogrom, a Russian word referring to violent riots against an ethnic group.

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  1. ^ a b "Alaska & Hawaii P1500s - the Ultras" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2014-05-06.
  2. ^ "Pogromni Volcano, Alaska". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-05-06.
  3. ^ Wood, Charles A (1992). Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada. Cambridge University Press. pp. 44–5. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 

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