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Akutan reported activity





Event Name : Akutan 1927

This is a questionable event.

Start: 1927 Observed
Stop: 1928 Observed

"Smoke": BibCard BibCard BibCard
Lava flow: BibCard
Steam: BibCard
Tephra plume: BibCard
"Fire", "Glowing", or incandescence: BibCard BibCard
Eruption Type:Explosive
MaxVEI: 2 BibCard

Description: From Jaggar (1945): Akutan was "smoking and flaming more in 1928 than 1927." Finch (1935) also reported slight earthquakes with rumbles in 1927. Newspaper accounts are more detailed.

From the Warren Tribune, June 6, 1928: "The largest volcanic mountain on Akutan Island was believed to be in eruption today. The motorship Patterson, some distance away, reported to Dutch Harbor that dense clouds of black smoke could be seen rolling from the island."

From the Fairbanks Daily News Miner, June 7, 1928: "Captain Pederson of the motorship Patterson reported that clouds of black smoke and fire are bursting from a new place on the mountain of Akutan on Unalga Pass, while the old vent on the peak, which heretofore has been continually smoking, is quiet."

From the Evening State Journal, July 17, 1928: "Heavy volcanic eruptions on Akutan Island, one of the Aleutian chain, were reported here today by the U.S. coast guard cutter Unalga.

"The inhabitants of native villages on the island are being terrorized by earthquake shocks, the Unalga reported.

"Steam and lava were seen coming from the crater of the volcano on the island, officers of the boat said."

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