Alaska Volcano Observatory
novarupta reported activity
EVENT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Event Name : Novarupta 1949/5
|Start:||May 19, 1949 ||Observed|
|Stop:||May 19, 1949 ||Observed|
|Remobilized tephra - no eruption: ||
|Eruption Type:||Not an eruption.|
|Duration: ||2 hours ||
Eicher and Rousefell (1957) give the following account of a 1949 eruption at Novarupta: "Following a long period of dormancy Novarupta erupted violently for approximately two hours on May 19, 1949, a heavy outfall of ash being carried down Shelikof Strait by a westerly wind (observed by senior author)." However, Hildreth (1983) states: "Published compilations notwithstanding, there are no credible reports of historic eruptions in the Katmai group except at Novarupta in 1912 and at Trident in 1953 - 1968." The ash seen by Eicher was probably remobilized from the 1912 eruption.
Page modified: March 30, 2017 14:36
Contact Information: AVO Web Team
This website is supported by the U.S. Geological Survey under Cooperative Agreement Grant G19AC00060 and G19AC00171.
Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the U.S. Geological Survey.