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Mageik reported activity



Event Name : Mageik 1936/7

Start:July 4, 1936 Observed
Stop:July 5, 1936 Observed

Remobilized tephra - no eruption: BibCard
Eruption Type:Not an eruption.
MaxVEI: 2 BibCard

Description: From Fierstein and Hildreth (2001): "The supposed eruption of Mount Mageik listed for 1936 appears to be based wholly on a romantic travel book (Hutchison, 1937) that mentions a brief call by the SS Star at Halibut Bay on the southwest corner of Kodiak Island, 95 km south of Mount Mageik. Although the writer did not land, the captain 'brought back some interesting specimens of pumice stone with which the water of the were sprinkled as well as the shore. It had been vomited from the crater of the giant Mageik * * * on the 4th and 5th of July, a week previous to our visit.' The floating pumice was, of course, that of 1912, which lines the beaches of Shelikof Strait to this day."

They 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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