Alaska Volcano Observatory
Novarupta reported activity
EVENT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Event Name : Novarupta 1949/5
|Start:||May 19, 1949 ||Observed|
|Stop:||May 19, 1949 ||Observed|
|Remobilized tephra - no eruption: ||
|Eruption Type:||Not an eruption.|
|Duration: ||2 hours ||
Eicher and Rousefell (1957) give the following account of a 1949 eruption at Novarupta: "Following a long period of dormancy Novarupta erupted violently for approximately two hours on May 19, 1949, a heavy outfall of ash being carried down Shelikof Strait by a westerly wind (observed by senior author)." However, Hildreth (1983) states: "Published compilations notwithstanding, there are no credible reports of historic eruptions in the Katmai group except at Novarupta in 1912 and at Trident in 1953 - 1968." The ash seen by Eicher was probably remobilized from the 1912 eruption.
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