Alaska Volcano Observatory
Iliamna reported activity
EVENT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
This is a questionable event.
|Start:||March 1, 1953 ||Observed|Description:
|MaxVEI: ||2 ||
Snyder (1954) reports that "The Anchorage Daily News of March 3 quotes a Mrs. William Tauscher of Anchor Point (Kenai Peninsula) as saying that Iliamna Volcano 'poured forth with a huge mushroom-shaped billow of inky black smoke at 7:30 a.m. Sunday (March 1).' Two distinct sources of eruption are claimed to have been sighted, one on top and one off to the side of the mountain. Lt. James Ingram USN flying about 50-75 miles south-southeast of the Iliamna area on March 3 gives a partial confirmation of this story. He sighted a cloud column rising from the mountain but at that distance could not discern whether it was smoke or steam. The writer visited the Iliamna area aboard naval aircraft on March 5 and 6. On these dates only a small fumarole near the top and on the east side of Iliamna was active, sending up a column of steam several hundred feet high. No ash was visible on the glaciers blanketing the mountain."
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