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Event Name : Wrangell 1899/9

This is a questionable event.

Start:September 3, 1899 Observed

Lava flow: BibCard
Tephrafall: BibCard
Central eruption: BibCard
Phreatic: BibCard
Eruption Type:Explosive
MaxVEI: 2 BibCard

Description: From Motyka (1983): "An eruption of Mount Wrangell, during the Icy Bay earthquake (magnitude 8.3) of September 4, 1899 was recorded by the chief quartermaster, and by the head guide of an expedition mapping the Copper Center region (Abercrombie, 1900). Both men claimed they saw an eruptive plume over the summit and lava flowing down the northwest flank immediately following the earthquake. Icy Bay is located 260 km southeast of Mount Wrangell." The guide, A.M. Powell, reported that Mount Wrangell steamed profusely just after a great earthquake and continued to 'smoke with unusual animation for the rest of the season' (Abercrombie, 1900)."

Miller and others (1998) write that "Photographs of the ash covered summit of Mt. Wrangell that appear in the reports of Mendenhall and Schrader (1903) and Mendenhall (1905) may reflect an increase in activity following the September 3, 1899 Yakutat earthquake."

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