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Gareloi and Tanaga Islands, Alaska USA

51.7N 178.7W

October 6th, 2009 Category: Volcanoes

Alaska, USA - September 3rd, 2009

Alaska, USA - September 3rd, 2009

This orthorectified image focuses on two volcanic islands belonging to the state of Alaska, USA. The smaller island to the left is Gareloi, part of the Delarof Islands of the Aleutian Islands. It is located between the Tanaga Pass and the Amchitka Pass. The island is 9.7 km in length and 8 km wide. Its land area is 67.2297 km2, making Gareloi the largest island in the Delarof group.

Mount Gareloi, a stratovolcano, is situated in the center of the island which reaches a height of 1573 m. On the other side of a small saddle lies another peak of the island however it does not equal the height of Mount Gareloi.

The larger island to the right is Tanaga Island, one of the Andreanof Islands, in the southwest part of the Aleutian Islands. The island has a land area of 528 square kilometres (204 sq mi), making it the 33rd largest island in the United States. Its highest point is volcano Mount Tanaga at 1,806 metres (5,930 ft).

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