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Makushin reported activity

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Event Name : Makushin 1818/8

This is a questionable event.

Start:August 1818 Observed

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Eruption Type:Explosive

Description: Veniaminov (1840, translated in 1984 by Lydia Black and R. H. Geoghegan) wrote about Makushin: "No one remembers [this mountain] ever emitting flame, but from time to time it produces subterranean thunders, as has happened in August 1818. At that time, the mountain thundered so strongly that a slight [earth] tremor was perceived and those living at Unalaska [settlement] believed that the nearby island of Amaxnax was breaking apart."

Grewingk (1850, translated 2003 by Fritz Jaensch) writes that Langsdorff and Krusenstern also report Makushin to have erupted strongly with flames in 1818. However, Grewingk (1850, translated 2003 by Fritz Jaensch) adds a footnote stating that this report "is an error. It was probably meant to mean, 'in smoke.' Characteristic of the Makushin Volcano is that it does not erupt in flames, this according to all other reports, including Cook's (from 1778)."

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