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Open-File Report 96-24

Volcanic Activity in Alaska; Summary of Events and Response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory, 1993

By Christina A. Neal, Robert G. McGimsey, and Michael P. Doukas

South flank of Mount Spurr volcano. A steam column emanates fromIntroduction

During 1993, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) responded to episodes of eruptive activity or false alarms at nine volcanic centers in the state of Alaska. Additionally, as part of a formal role in KVERT (the Kamchatkan Volcano Eruption Response Team), AVO staff also responded to eruptions on the Kamchatka Peninsula, details of which are summarized in Miller and Kurianov (1993).

In 1993, AVO maintained seismic instrumentation networks on four volcanoes of the Cook Inlet region--Spurr, Redoubt, Iliamna, and Augustine--and two stations at Dutton Volcano near King Cove on the Alaska Peninsula. Other routine elements of AVO's volcano monitoring program in Alaska include periodic airborne measurement of volcanic SO2 and CO2 at Cook Inlet volcanoes (Doukas, 1995) and maintenance of a lightning detection system in Cook Inlet (Paskievitch and others, 1995).

First posted May 27, 2003

For additional information, contact:
Alaska Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
4210 University Dr. 
Anchorage, AK 99508

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Suggested citation:

Neal, Christina, McGimsey, R. G., Doukas, M. P., 1996, Volcanic Activity in Alaska; Summary of Events and Response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory, 1993: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-24, 21 pp.,

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