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Makushin reported activity

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Event Name : Makushin 1790/6

This is a questionable event.

Start:June 7, 1790 Observed

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Eruption Type:Other

Description: Grewingk (1850, translated 2003 by Fritz Jaensch) quotes Sarychev: "On the seventh of June 1790, the Makushin volcano was smoking. But it has not burned for a long time. Only now and then (on Feb. 14, 1792) did it expel smoke." The English translation of Sarychev does mention that he saw Makushin on those dates, but is unclear whether or not he saw smoke from Makushin: "It is higher than all the other mountains of Unalaska, with a summit more level than pointed; that on the southern side of the island has the appearance of being almost flat; all eruptions have long since ceased, and nothing now remains but occasional smoke. Earthquakes are likewise now very rare, which were formerly frequent and so violent as to overturn jurts and pendant rocks. On the summit of this crater the Aleutians collect sulphur and lava; from which the latter they make points for their darts."

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