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Event Name : Veniaminof 1956/3

Start:March 1956 Observed
Stop:May 23, 1956 Observed

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Eruption Type:Explosive
ColHeight: 6100 m BibCard
MaxVEI: 3 BibCard
Duration: 3 months BibCard

Description: From Miller and others (1998): "Activity beginning in March 1956 culminated with ash explosions on May 19 and 23, 1956 which sent ash-rich eruption columns to approximately 6,100 m according to airline pilot reports." An Anchorage Daily News article from May 21, 1956, reads as follows:"Mount Veniaminof, an 8,200-foot volcano which as been active for the last two months, started 'spewing quite a bit of stuff' over the weekend, a Reeve Aleutian Airways pilot reported today.

"Bill Borland, chief pilot of the airline, said today he flew over the mountain, which is about 60 miles southwest of Port Heiden, and the eruptions were the severest he had seen since the volcano became active about two months ago."

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