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Open-File Report 96-738

1995 Volcanic Activity in Alaska and Kamchatka; Summary of Events and Response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory

By Robert G. McGimsey and Christina A. Neal

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The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) responded to eruptive activity or suspected volcanic activity (SVA) at 6 volcanic centers in 1995: Mount Martin (Katmai Group), Mount Veniaminof, Shishaldin, Makushin, Kliuchef/Korovin, and Kanaga. In addition to responding to eruptive activity at Alaska volcanoes, AVO also disseminated information for the Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) on the 1995 eruptions of 2 Russian volcanoes: Bezymianny and Karymsky. This report summarizes volcanic activity in Alaska during 1995 and the AVO response, as well as information on the 2 Kamchatkan eruptions. Only those reports or inquiries that resulted in a "significant" investment of staff time and energy (here defined as several hours or more for reaction, tracking, and follow-up) are included. AVO typically receives dozens of phone calls throughout the year reporting steaming, unusual cloud sightings, or eruption rumors. Most of these are resolved quickly and are not tabulated here as part of the 1995 response record.

First posted April 17, 2002

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

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Suggested citation:

McGimsey, R. G., Neal, C. A., 1996, 1995 Volcanic Activity in Alaska and Kamchatka; Summary of Events and Response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-738, 22 pp.,

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