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Event Name : Wrangell 1902/6

This is a questionable event.

Start:June 1902 ± 2 MonthsObserved

Tephrafall: BibCard
Tephra plume: BibCard
Eruption Type:Explosive
MaxVEI: 2 BibCard

Description: From Motyka (1983): "Mendenhall (1905) reported sighting at least a dozen fumarole plumes along the western caldera rim of Mount Wrangell during the summer of 1902. A photo in Mendenhall's report, taken in late May or early June 1902, shows a vapor plume over the West Crater and the snow around it covered with ash. An article in the July 1, 1902 edition of the Valdez Prospector stated that large black clouds were billowing above Mount Wrangell's summit, and volcanic debris was floating down the local streams."

An article in the June 10, 1902 editon of the Galveston Daily News reported that Mount Blackburn was "in active eruption." The unlisted author of the article states that volcanic activity at Blackburn is "improbable" and focuses instead on Mount Wrangell.

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