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Shishaldin reported activity

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Event Name : Shishaldin 1922/10

Start:October 1922 ± 2 MonthsObserved
Stop:January 1923 ± 5 MonthsObserved

Lava flow: BibCard BibCard
Tephrafall: BibCard BibCard
Lahar, debris-flow, or mudflow: BibCard BibCard
Tephra plume: BibCard
"Fire", "Glowing", or incandescence: BibCard
Eruption Type:Explosive
MaxVEI: 2 BibCard
Duration: On the order of several months BibCard

Description: From Finch (1934): In autumn of 1922, the Daly brothers of False Pass reported "glowing material for down the north slope and mud flows bearing blocks of ice in Clinker Creek" at Shishaldin Volcano.

An Associated Press article from June 26, 1923, gives additional description of the November 20, 1922 eruption: "The 1922 eruption of Shishaldin was picturesque, according to eyewitnesses. Great flames burst from the crater and the top of the volcano was blown high into the air, about two hundred feet of the summit disappearing. Lava poured down the canyons, melting the snow, and the black streams could be seen for miles. Lava continued to flow for three days, and heavy smoke was observed for more than a week. At one of the light houses on Unimak Pass, the flames lighted up the sky for days, appearing to, according to the keepers, in the form of a cross."

Juergen Kienle's unpublished notes on file at the University of Alaska Fairbanks contain a notation about this eruption, stating that Shishaldin between December 1922 and Jan 1923 was "in eruption" and deposited considerable ash.

The June 23, 1923 Associated Press article also describes Shishaldin as "emitting heavy bursts of smoke in May [1923]" according to the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Haida.

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