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Pavlof reported activity





Event Name : Pavlof 1922/12

Start:December 24, 1922 Observed
Stop:February 1923 ± 2 MonthsObserved

"Smoke": BibCard
Lava flow: BibCard
"Fire", "Glowing", or incandescence: BibCard BibCard BibCard
Eruption Type:Explosive
MaxVEI: 2 BibCard
ColHeight: 600 m BibCard

Description: Kennedy and Waldron (1955) write "'flames' reached a height of 2,000 feet above the volcano that lighted the village of Belkofsky the evening of December 24, 1922, and 'flames' were again reported in the winter of 1923."

An Associated Press article from July 23, 1923, describes some of the 1922 Pavlof eruption: "On Christmas eve, 1922, Pavlof volcano, on the Alaskan Peninsula, was in eruption and lava flows for several days thereafter, with a heavy emission of smoke for a longer period."

Jaggar (1929) also reports flames during the winter of 1923. At least two newspapers published accounts of an eruption on January 7, 1923, saying that the top of the mountain had blown off (Nenana News, 1923; Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 1923). The News Miner article further states "It is believed that the explosion was caused by the earthquake of December 30 in this district."

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