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Event Name : Akutan 1972/2

Start:February 11, 1972 Observed

Lava flow: BibCard BibCard
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Eruption Type:Explosive
MaxVEI: 2 BibCard

Description: From Shackelford (1976): "The crew of the S.S. Summit observed Akutan in eruption at 0900 GMT on 11 February 1974. Ejecta was thrown to heights exceeding 100 meters, while a lava flow poured down the west flank of the volcano toward the Lava Bight. The lava flow was several hundred meters in length. The eruption was of a pulsating, intermittent nature (Information from Smithsonian Institution, 1974).

"Since the original report said that the lava was flowing down the side of the 634 m peak, and because Akutan is 1293 m tall, it may well have been a flank eruption."

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