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1907-00-00Kiska: 1907 Coats (1950) reported "smoke" was observed over Kiska island in 1907. Miller and others (1998) summarizes from Coats (1961): "Coats briefly visited Kiska volcano in 1947 and found no evidence of recent ash flows nor any active fumaroles; the youngest lava flows were more heavily vegetated at any given altitude than counterparts on adjacent islands known to have been erupted in the 20th century. The youngest lava flows before 1962 were probably between 100 and several hundred years old. ... More informationasterisk_yellow.pngye50http://www.avo.alaska.edu/volcanoes/activity.php?volcname=Kiska&eruptionid=1&page=basic
1927-00-00Kiska: 1927 Jaggar (1927) reports that Kiska is a "fuming volcano." Miller and others (1998) summarizes from Coats (1961): "Coats briefly visited Kiska volcano in 1947 and found no evidence of recent ash flows nor any active fumaroles; the youngest lava flows were more heavily vegetated at any given altitude than counterparts on adjacent islands known to have been erupted in the 20th century. The youngest lava flows before 1962 were probably between 100 and several hundred years old. Coats concluded ... More informationasterisk_yellow.pngye50http://www.avo.alaska.edu/volcanoes/activity.php?volcname=Kiska&eruptionid=2&page=basic
1943-06-06Kiska: 1943 Although newspaper articles in June, 1943 state that U.S. pilots bombing Kiska observed "sulfur boiling," dark smoke, and "lava streams running down the the slopes into the valley" it is likely that only fumarolic activity occurred, as Coats visiting the volcano in 1947 was unable to find any recent-looking lava. Miller and others (1998) summarizes from Coats (1961): "Coats briefly visited Kiska volcano in 1947 and found no evidence of recent ash flows nor any active fumaroles; the youngest ... More informationinformation.pngye50http://www.avo.alaska.edu/volcanoes/activity.php?volcname=Kiska&eruptionid=565&page=basic
1962-01-24Sirius Point: 1962 On January 24, 1962, the north flank of Kiska volcano erupted with normal explosions, lava flow(s), and a new cinder cone, called Sirus Point, about 30 m high, was formed (Staff, 1961; Anchorage Daily News, Jan 30, 1962). This eruption was observed from an airplane. From the Anchorage Daily News, Jan 30, 1962: "The Navy says a civilian pilot flying over Kiska Island in the western Rat Islands of the Aleutian chain last Saturday reported a new volcano had erupted on the island. "A Navy ... More informationexclamation.pngye50http://www.avo.alaska.edu/volcanoes/activity.php?volcname=Kiska&eruptionid=3&page=basic
1964-03-18Kiska: 1964 Coats (1964) reported an eruption of Kiska volcano beginning March 18, 1964, from a flank cone, with lava flow, and speculates that the 1964 eruption is "essentially one eruption" with the earlier 1962 eruption. He also states that "the explosive phase has stopped but lava flow continues."exclamation.pngye50http://www.avo.alaska.edu/volcanoes/activity.php?volcname=Kiska&eruptionid=4&page=basic
1969-09-111969-9-16Kiska: 1969 Miller and others (1998) "Coast and Geodetic Survey personnel recorded renewed activity on Kiska Island in early September, 1969; an ash column was observed rising to 400 m and steam to 4000 m. "Flames" and what appeared to be lava were reportedly visible from Amchitka, 80 km distant. On September 16, strong sulfur odors, air temperatures elevated by 10 to 15 degrees C, and possible evidence of a small lava flow were noted during a military flight over north Kiska Island (Smithsonian Institution, ... More informationexclamation.pngye50http://www.avo.alaska.edu/volcanoes/activity.php?volcname=Kiska&eruptionid=5&page=basic
1987-04-15Kiska: 1987 Miller and others (1998): "On April 15, 1987, a narrow, drifting plume located 60 km east of Kiska Island, was observed on satellite imagery and is inferred to have originated at Kiska volcano (Smithsonian Institution, 1987)." Smithsonian Institution, 1987: 04/87 (SEAN 12:04) Plume on satellite imageasterisk_yellow.pngye50http://www.avo.alaska.edu/volcanoes/activity.php?volcname=Kiska&eruptionid=6&page=basic
1990-06-01Kiska: 1990 Miller and others (1998): "Steam and minor ash emission from an upper flank vent on June 1, 1990 was reported by an observer on neighboring Amchitka Island (Anchorage Times, June 3, 1990 [Bensman, 1990]; Smithsonian Institution, 1990). Although a sizeable steam plume was reported during the next several days, ash emission apparently lasted only several hours." Bensman, 1990: "Witnesses at a small U.S. Naval transmitter station on Amchitka said they first noticed white steam clouds blowing ... More informationexclamation.pngye50http://www.avo.alaska.edu/volcanoes/activity.php?volcname=Kiska&eruptionid=7&page=basic
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