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Great Sitkin reported activity





Event Name : Great Sitkin 1950/11

Start:November 5, 1950 Observed
Stop:November 29, 1950 Observed

Tephrafall: BibCard
Fumarolic or hydrothermal activity: BibCard
Tephra plume: BibCard
Eruption Type:Explosive
Duration: 24 days BibCard

Description: From Jones (1951): "No fume or ash clouds have appeared from Great Sitkin since the series of eruptions which ended about November 29, 1950. During this eruptive period, which began November 5, 1950, several ash showers and fume were produced. Jones estimated that one ash eruption produced possibly as much as 20,000 cubic meters of ash. Flashes of light were observed several times at night by military personnel on Great Sitkin Island, but they were not seen from Adak."

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