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Makushin reported activity





Event Name : Makushin 1867/9

This is a questionable event.

Start:September 9, 1867 Observed

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Eruption Type:Other

Description: Davidson (1884) climbed Makushin in 1867. On September 8, 1867, his party was ascending Makushin: "At 9:30 a.m. they reached the base of a very steep mountain, which we afterwards saw from the vessel, its almost perpendicular, black, scarred front looking like a great fortress on the outer flank of the snow-covered mountains. At its base the herbage was removed, and the earth at six inches below the surface was so hot that no one could bear his hands in it. The surface was cool; but, curiously enough, no one thought of observing the temperatures." At 9 a.m. on September 9, the expedition reached the crater: "For a few minutes the clouds broke away, and almost beneath the party lay the crater, rolling out volumes of smoke and yellow sulfurous vapors."

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