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1998 Volcanic Activity in Alaska and Kamchatka: Summary of Events and Response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory

Southern summit crater of Korovin Volcano and likely source of ash erupted during 1998. Photo by Gene Yogodzinski summer 2002.

by Robert G. McGimsey, Christina A. Neal, and Olga Girina
Open-File Report 03-423

In 1998 the Alaska Volcano Observatory responded to eruptive activity or suspect volcanic activity at 7 volcanic centers--Shrub mud, Augustine, Becharof Lake area, Chiginagak, Shishaldin, Akutan, and Korovin.

In addition to responding to eruptive activity at Alaska volcanoes, AVO also disseminated information for the Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team about the 1998 activity of 4 Russian volcanoes--Sheveluch, Klyuchevskoy, Bezymianny, and Karymsky.

Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
Geologic Division
Volcano Hazards Program
Alaska Volcano Observatory

Last update: May 11, 2004 (mfd)

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