Description: From Reeder (1991), concerning eruptive activity at Akutan during 1988: "Only minor but nearly continuous steam emissions from the summit cone were reported up until 26 March 1988 when another series of tephra explosions, principally without steam, occurred from the cone up through 20 July 1988. One of the largest tephra plumes reached 2.7 km above the summit of the volcano at 0919 LT (=GMT - 8 hours) on June 2. Minor ash dustings also occurred three times during this 1988 eruptive period at the Akutan village that is 12.5 km to the E of the volcano. Only minor but nearly continuous steam emissions occurred from the summit cone since 20 July 1988 for the rest of the year." For detailed observations and chronology, please see Reeder (1991).