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Pavlof reported activity





Event Name : Pavlof 1844/8

Start:August 12, 1844 Observed

Tephrafall: BibCard
"Fire", "Glowing", or incandescence: BibCard
Eruption Type:Explosive
MaxVEI: 2 BibCard

Description: From Kisslinger (1983), translating Doroshin (1870): "The inhabitants of the village of Belkofski, 35 versts south of the volcano, say that they did not see any eruption in 1846, but that they did see one on August 12 [August 24, Gregorian calendar], 1844. This date is partially confirmed by the dispatch of the Unalaska office for August 20 [September 1, Gregorian caldenar], 1845 (No. 74) which states that 'Pavlof Volcano has recently been producing large eruptions, at times emitting flames, soot, stones, etc. These eruptions are accompanied by a noise like a thunder clap, and by a shaking of the environs.' Which report is more accurate? Both are identically accurate, i.e., there were two eruptions." It is probable that Doroshin is stating here that there was an eruption in 1846 and also one in 1845 or 1844.

Subsequent reporters have cited only the 1844 or the 1845 date for this eruption. However, Simkin and Siebert (1994) write that the eruption occurred in August 1845, not 1844.

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