Alaska Volcano Observatory
Augustine reported activity
EVENT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Event Name : Augustine 1908/3This is a questionable event.
|Start:||March 10, 1908 ||Observed|
|Lava flow: ||
From the Seward Daily Gateway (1908): "On the night of the 10th inst. as Captain Z. Moore of the steamer Dora was making his return trip from Unalaska to Seward, he saw in the distance what seemed to be fireworks on a very extensive scale. Immediately taking his bearings the captain found he was 63 miles off Chonobora island and the flames which lighted the heavens above came from the previously long extinct volcano St. Augustine. As the molten mass within the mountain was thrown up by internal forces on the earth, the outer crust was parted and the red glow of the melted mass cast its lights far upward on the smoke and clouds above. This was followed by intervals of darkness caused by the subsidence of the volcanic action. Then again the heaven above would glow with the reflection of the light from earth's mighty furnace making as fine a display of nature's fireworks as has ever been seen in this part of the world."
Waitt and Beget (2009) describe this as "a minor burst of molten lava."
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