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Shishaldin reported activity





Event Name : Shishaldin 1978/2

Start:February 8, 1978 Observed

Tephra plume: BibCard
Central eruption: BibCard
Eruption Type:Explosive
Duration: Less than 24 hours BibCard
MaxVEI: 2 BibCard

Description: From Smithsonian Institution (1978): "A NOAA satellite image on 8 February at 1835 shows simultaneous 60-km plumes emerging from the summits of Shishaldin and Westdahl, about 50 km apart. No plume from Shishaldin is visible in images taken 8 hours earlier and 16 hours later. No ashfall at Shishaldin can be seen in the latter image, but resolution is only 0.9 km and a light or moderate ashfall would probably not be visible." See the Smithsonian website for figures of the satellite images: http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1101-36-&volpage=var&VErupt=Y&VSources=Y&VRep=Y&VWeekly=Y

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