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Pavlof reported activity





Event Name : Pavlof 1929

Start: 1929 Observed
Stop:September 1931 ± 2 MonthsObserved

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Eruption Type:Explosive
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ColHeight: 3100 m BibCard

Description: From Kennedy and Waldron (1955): "Crew members of the steamer Starr reported that Pavlof was unusually active in December, 1929. * * * Rev. D. Hotovitsky (Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, 1931) reported that Pavlof was smoking all of the summer of 1931. The volcano was in active eruption about May 20, 1931, and at times a glow was seen at the crater; the ash fall was noticeable."

Two Associated Press articles in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner (March 30 and 31) give a few details about a March 29-March 31 eruptive episode. From the March 31 article: "Pavloff volcano is quiet, said a short wave radio message picked up by C.W. Watson, amateur operator. The message was signed by Lilly Osterback, amateur at Unga.

"'The volcano is now quiet after throwing out great clouds of smoke and flame,' said the message. 'The eruption started at 8 p.m. March 29 and lasted until 6 a.m. today. Lookers estimated smoke and flame were thrown 2,000 feet above the top of the mountain. The southeast face of Pavloff for a space of 12 miles is now black from peak to the water. The crater is filled with hot lava.'"

From Finch (1931): in 1931, Pavlof was "smoking nearly all summer" and "in active eruption about May 20 1931, making a noticeable ashfall, and at times flow was discernible at the crater."

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