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Shishaldin reported activity





Event Name : Shishaldin 1995/12

Start:December 23, 1995 Observed
Stop:December 24, 1995 Observed

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Eruption Type:Explosive
ColHeight: 10000 m BibCard
Duration: Less than 24 hours BibCard
MaxVEI: 3 BibCard

Description: From McGimsey and Neal (1996): "Around 6:30 p.m. AST (0330 UTC) on December 23, 1995, the FAA received a pilot report that Shishaldin had apparently erupted, sending an ash cloud to 35,000 ft ASL with prevailing winds carrying the plume to the north and northwest. AVO analysis of a satellite image taken at 7 pm AST revealed a possible small ash plume extending about 50 km northwest from the volcano. A resident of Cold Bay, 90 km (56 mi) northeast of Shishaldin, reported that a very light dusting of ash may have occurred about 1:30 am AST the next morning, December 24. However, low-level winds indicated transport from the southeast, which would have taken ash into the Bering Sea away from Cold Bay. The ash plume observed on satellite imagery dissipated by mid-day on December 24."

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