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Martin reported activity




Event Name : Martin 1951/7

Start:July 22, 1951 Observed

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

Description: From Muller and others (1954): "In recent years Mount Martin, a 6050-foot peak 11 miles southwest of Mount Trident, has been one of the steadiest performers in this part of the Aleutian Range. Because of Mount Martin's location, some of its activity has been incorrectly attributed to its larger neighbor to the northeast, Mount Mageik. Probably both the ashfall at Kukak Bay on July 22, 1951, and the eruptions reported as occurring simultaneously with Mount Trident's activity in February 1953, came from Mount Martin."

Miller and others (1998), however, doubt the validity of this eruption, stating that "all reports of eruption or ash emission are probably spurious, reflecting only the persistent and conspicuous steam plume. Steam emission is normally vigorous and continuous from the summit vent of Mount Martin with plumes occasionally rising 600 m above the vent and extending downwind for 20 km."

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