Event Name : Makushin 1953/12
|Start:||December 1953 ||Observed|Description:
|Eruption Type:||Not an eruption.|
Powers (1953) reports steaming from Makushin in December, 1953. Barnett (1963) writes that he climbed Makushin either in the summer of 1953 or 1954 (article is unclear) and witnessed steaming, "snow grey from wind-carried ash thrown from the active crater," a sulfur smell, and boiling mud pots. This activity probably does not constitute a volcanic eruption. Snyder (1954) writes: "On March 2  Richard McDonald, U.S. Geological Survey seismologist stationed at Adak, rode a Navy plane from Kodiak to Adak and back. He reported steam rising from Pavlof, Shishaldin, Makushin, and a small cone within Okmok Caldera on this day."