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Shishaldin reported activity

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Event Name : Shishaldin 1981/9

This is a questionable event.

Start:September 25, 1981 Observed

Tephra plume: BibCard BibCard
Eruption Type:Explosive
Duration: Several months BibCard
ColHeight: 7500 m BibCard

Description: From Smithsonian Institution (1981): "Activity accompanied some of the eruption at Pavlof (about 150 km ENE) [see 6:9 Pavlof; Pavlof and Shishaldin are in different time zones]. At 1315 on 25 September, NOAA weather satellite imagery revealed plumes emerging from both Shishaldin and Pavlof (Pavlof was also emitting a plume 4 hours earlier when weather clouds had last allowed a clear view of the area). By 1445, Shishaldin's plume had reached an altitude estimated at 6-7.5 km based on cloud top temperatures calculated from infrared imagery. The plume remained evident on the imagery until 1845, drifting E.

"However, no activity from Shishaldin accompanied the ejection of a new cloud from Pavlof at 1845. Satellite images next showed a plume from Shishaldin at 0830 the next morning, when plumes from both volcanoes could be seen drifting ESE. On the next image with clear visibility, at 1315, no activity could be seen from Shishaldin. Reports from pilots through this period were very sketchy, but Shishaldin was said to be 'steaming hard.' No unusual activity was observed after 26 September by pilots or on satellite imagery."

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