Alaska Volcano Observatory
Wrangell reported activity
EVENT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Event Name : Wrangell 1996/1
|Start:||January 18, 1996 ||Observed|
|Fumarolic or hydrothermal activity: ||
|Eruption Type:||Not an eruption.|
From Neal and McGimsey (1997): "A pilot report of a suspicious cloud rising 5,000 feet near Wrangell Volcano prompted satellite analysis and phone calls on January 18, 1996. National Weather Service (NWS) contract observers in Glennallen subsequently confirmed that a robust steam plume had been visible over Wrangell for several weeks. Wrangell has several active fumarolic areas in its summit caldera. These fumaroles frequently produce steam plumes that are mistaken for eruptive activity."
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