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Akutan reported activity

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Event Name : Akutan 1962/11

Start:November 7, 1962 ± 7 DaysObserved

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

Description: From Reeder (1988): "Some evening during the first part of November 1962, Nick Borenin of Akutan village observed from his boat that was just outside of Akutan Harbor lava "fire" that was being emitted from the summit caldera of Akutan volcano. Larry Mensoff of Akutan village said that at the time one could hear a rumbling sound from the volcano at the village, which is 12 km east of Akutan volcano. In the next morning, the village awoke to find snow and window ledges covered with a very noticeable layer of ash. The ash was thick enough that the village board walks had to be swept off. The ash also got into the village water system for several days.

"Vince Tutiakoff of Unalaska village also reported that up to 0.0025 m of fine to coarse sand-size tephra had also fallen early the same morning at Unalaska village, which is located 47 km SW of Akutan volcano. The event was so rare for Unalaska village that there was no school that day.

"The exact day in the early part of November 1962 of this eruption event is unknown, but numerous residents of both Unalaska and Akutan villages clearly remembered the event when they first told me about it in 1985."

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