Event Name : Martin 2004
|Start:|| 2004 ||Observed|
|Eruption Type:||Not an eruption.|
From Neal and others (2005; Open File 2005-1308): "On February 17, AVO received a call from the Bristol Bay Fire Chief Alan Williams who reported a 'steam column, all white, rising vertically above mountains to the east (of Naknek, 25 km [16 mi] west of King Salmon) * * * bigger than normal, and dissipating with altitude.' Williams had been a resident of the area for some years and felt this was a much larger a steam plume than was typical for the Katmai group. Williams' photos [see fig. 12 in original text] show the plume rising from Mount Martin, one of the Katmai Group of volcanoes with a very active and robust fumarolic area near its summit. AVO checked the seismic records for the Katmai area and noted no unusual signals for several hours before or after the time of this sighting.
"On October 7, AVO received a pilot report from NWS describing 'a volcano spewing steam and ash' approximately in the location of Martin or Mageik; seismicity was normal and this information was relayed back to NWS who took no further action."