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Event Name : Veniaminof 1830

Start: 1830 Observed
Stop:April 1839 Observed

"Smoke": BibCard BibCard
Eruption Type:Explosive
MaxVEI: 2 BibCard
Duration: 8 to 10 years? BibCard

Description: Grewingk (1850, translated 2003 by Fritz Jaensch) writes that Mount Veniaminof was smoking during 1830-40, as reported by Father Veniaminov. Kisslinger (1983), translating Doroshin (1870): "On August 4 [August 16, Gregorian calendar], 1838, it erupted with a cracking sound and a loud rumble and began emitting flame and ash. The westerly wind blowing at the time carried the smoke along the Alaska Peninsula as far as Katmai. This smoke hid the mountain for the entire eruption. However, when the volcano finally became visible again, it only emitted smoke, from the same places as in 1852; there was no longer any fire. The eruption ceased in April 1839. The first vague reports of this volcano were given in I. Veniaminov, the present metropolitan of Moscow, in his Notes on the Islands of the Unalaska District. For this reason, Grewingk calls this volcano 'Veniaminov.'"

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