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2006-01-13 20:19:36

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Three explosions at Augustine Volcano, an island peak 171 miles southwest of Anchorage, sent ash clouds soaring nearly 10 miles above sea level on Friday, officials said. The explosions, lasting 3 1/2 to 11 minutes each, followed two similar events on Wednesday and were part of an eruptive period that could last for months, said Tina Neal, a geologist with the federal-state Alaska Volcano Observatory. "This is one big eruption period, and it's going to...

2006-01-13 17:49:43

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A trio of explosions at Augustine Volcano, an island peak 171 miles southwest of Anchorage, sent ash clouds that were reported as high as nearly 5 miles above sea level on Friday, officials said. The explosions, lasting 3 1/2 to 11 minutes each, followed two similar events on Wednesday and were part of an eruptive period that could last for months, said Tina Neal, a geologist with the federal-state Alaska Volcano Observatory. "This is one big eruption...

2005-12-15 21:50:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A restless Alaskan volcano has been emitting steam and clouds of sulfur gas for a week, creating a bad odor in some of the nearby coastal communities, seismologists said on Thursday. Augustine Volcano, a 4,205-foot (1,282-meter), conical-shaped volcano on an island in south-central Alaska, had a small steam eruption on Thursday, the third in a week, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. There were no signs of an imminent major eruption, the observatory's...

2005-10-11 20:06:15

Please read in the first paragraph Anchorage residents could see a cloud of steam over the weekend from a volcano 75 miles away...instead of 900 miles away ... and in the fifth paragraph please read as "A cloud of steam from the 11,070-foot Mount Spurr was visible from Anchorage over the weekend.".. instead of ..."A cloud of steam from the 5,676-foot volcano's peak was visible... A corrected version follows: ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Anchorage residents could see a cloud of...

2005-10-11 20:07:59

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Anchorage residents could see a cloud of steam over the weekend from a volcano 75 miles away -- one of three Alaska volcanoes showing signs of unrest. The three volcanoes, including two located on remote Aleutian islands distant from any population centers, are setting off frequent tremors and minor bursts of ash or steam, seismologists said on Tuesday. Cleveland Volcano, 900 miles southwest of Anchorage, had a small eruption on Friday, said the Alaska...

2005-09-13 10:27:55

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An overflow of volcanic ash, rocks, water and ice from Mount Chiginagak was the cause for a puzzling absence of fish in King Salmon River this season, scientists said. A 1,300-foot-wide crater lake near the summit gushed through its glacial rim earlier this summer, said volcanologist Janet Schaeffer. The water remains so acidic that it would kill fish and be unrecognizable to salmon looking for home, said state commercial fishing biologist Paul Salomone, with the...

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2005-08-13 09:55:00

NASA -- When a volcano erupts, it does more than just create an ash cloud that darkens and cools a region for a few days. Instead, the most dramatic effect is actually high above us, where spewed volcanic material is not quickly washed out by rain. If the volcanic eruption is strong enough it will inject material into the stratosphere, more than 10 miles above the Earth's surface. Here, tiny particles called aerosols form when the volcano's sulfur dioxide combines with water vapor. Despite...

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2005-04-29 17:11:48

WASHINGTON (AP) -- While Mount St. Helens and Kilauea generate the most attention, many other volcanoes in the United States have little or no regular monitoring and need to be watched for potential eruptions, a new report warns. The U.S. Geological Survey said Friday that monitoring gaps exist for volcanoes in Alaska, California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Wyoming and the Northern Mariana Islands that could pose a hazard both on the ground and to aviation. The report reviews the hazard of...

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2005-02-01 08:09:50

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Scientists continue to monitor two volcanoes that the Alaska Volcano Observatory says could send dangerous ash into the air at any time. Mount Spurr, 80 miles west of Anchorage across Cook Inlet, shook itself from a 12-year sleep in early July and has been in Code Yellow status ever since, with daily small earthquakes. Code Yellow indicates an eruption is possible and could occur with no warning, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Mount Veniaminof, about 500...


Latest Aleutian Range Reference Libraries

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 01:16:09

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is located in the southwestern portion of Alaska in the United States of America. The park holds 4,030,015 acres of land and water that was once inhabited by Native Americans, with the northern Athabaskans till residing there today. The first explore of European ancestry to visit the area was James Cook, a British Captain who visited the Cook Inlet in 1778. Americans began visiting the area in the 1890’s for trading purposes, by which time the once...

Katmai National Park And Preserve
2013-03-18 11:16:47

Katmai National Park and Preserve is located in southern Alaska and holds 4,093,077 acres of protected land, of which 3,473,000 acres of land is comprised of designated wilderness. In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill that made the area into a national monument. This was done in order to protect the area around Novarupta, a new volcano at the time that erupted and formed the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Despite the areas designation as a national monument, there were not many...

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