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Mageik reported activity



Event Name : Mageik 1929

Start: 1929 Observed

Fumarolic or hydrothermal activity: BibCard BibCard
Steam: BibCard BibCard
Eruption Type:Explosive
MaxVEI: 2 BibCard

Description: Jaggar (1929) states that Martin and Mageik were steaming throughout 1929. Miller and others (1998) write that a report of an eruption at Mageik in December, 1929, was possibly based on a newspaper account of "unusual activity" and from reports of a ship's crew - "the crew probably was no closer than 25 km to the volcano." The Fairbanks Daily News of December 7, 1929 states that passengers of the steamer Starr viewed "great white smoke clouds" "belching forth" from Mount Mageik, and that the smoke was "plainly visible from the decks of the Starr, which was 20 miles at sea."

Fierstein and Hildreth (2001) also state: "Not a single one of the 20th century tephra eruptions of Mageik listed in Simkin and Siebert's (1994) "Volcanoes of the World" seems plausible. Configuration of the crater has not changed since it was first photographed in 1923; there are no juvenile ejecta in the crater or around its rim (except a scattering of 1912 pumice clasts from Novarupta); and the only late Holocene fall deposits on the or near the lower flanks of Mageik are the Novarupta pumice falls of 1912 and the black Trident ash of 1953."

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