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Kiska reported activity



Event Name : Sirius Point 1962/1

Start:January 24, 1962 Observed

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Eruption Type:Explosive
MaxVEI: 3 BibCard

Description: On January 24, 1962, the north flank of Kiska volcano erupted with normal explosions, lava flow(s), and a new cinder cone, called Sirus Point, about 30 m high, was formed (Staff, 1961; Anchorage Daily News, Jan 30, 1962). This eruption was observed from an airplane.

From the Anchorage Daily News, Jan 30, 1962: "The Navy says a civilian pilot flying over Kiska Island in the western Rat Islands of the Aleutian chain last Saturday reported a new volcano had erupted on the island.

"A Navy spokesman said the pilot radioed that lava could be seen flowing down into the sea from the new cone on Sirus Point, on the northern tip of the island.

"The eruption apparently occurred sometime before the pilot, who was not identified, spotted it."

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