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Akutan reported activity





Event Name : Akutan 1978/9

Start:September 21, 1978 ± 10 DaysObserved
Stop:October 1978 Observed

Lava flow: BibCard BibCard
Central eruption: BibCard BibCard
"Fire", "Glowing", or incandescence: BibCard BibCard
Eruption Type:Explosive
MaxVEI: 2 BibCard

Description: From Compton and others (1980), describing activity at Akutan beginning in late September, 1978 and ending in October, 1978: "Akutan began to erupt in late September, 1978. Airline pilots reported incandescent fragments, some 'as big as a car' rising about 100 m above the crater. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau passed N of Akutan during the evening of 6 October. Crew members observed incandescent tephra ejection from the summit and glow reflecting upward onto an eruption column. A deep red glow about 1 km long which appeared to be a lava flow, moved down the slopes of the volcano."

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