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Mageik reported activity



Event Name : Mageik 1951/7

Start:July 22, 1951 Observed

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

Description: Muller and others (1954) state that the ash that fell on Kukak Bay on July 22, 1951, was probably from an eruption of Mount Martin, rather than Mount Mageik.

However, Sumner (1952), who flew over Mount Mageik in June, 1951, does not mention any eruptive activity at Mageik. Fierstein and Hildreth (2001) state that there was no eruption in 1951, and that any ashfall witnessed was simply remobilized ash from the 1912 eruption of Novarupta: "Not a single one of the 20th century tephra eruptions of Mageik listed in 'Volcanoes of the World' (Simkin and Siebert, 1994) 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 lapilli); and the only late Holocene fall deposits on or near the lower flanks of Mageik are the Novarupta pumice falls of 1912 and the black Trident ash of 1953-74."

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