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Kasatochi Activity
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9Aug 08 - Three major explosive eruptions occurred at Kasatochi between approximately 2200 UTC (14:00 AKDT) on 07 August and 0435 UTC on 08 August (20:35 AKDT on 07 August). Ash from these explosions reached at least 45,000 ft above sea level. Ash emissions became continuous following the last explosive event and have produced a continuous ash cloud extending for more than 500 miles in a counterclockwise spiral. Ash from this continuous phase is likely at an altitude in excess of 35,000 ft above sea level. The eruption is ongoing and additional explosive events are possible.

Kasatochi Island represents the emergent summit of a predominantly submarine volcano composed of basaltic and andesitic flows and pyroclastics. Kasatochi has had no known historical eruptions; however, the volcano is mantled by a cover of young appearing pyroclastic debris indicative of relatively recent explosive activity.

Kasatochi is 83 km (52 mi) east of the community of Adak , and 90 km (55 mi) west of the community of Atka.

http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Kasatochi.php
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link


The Kasatochi story is also available at
http://www.seablogger.com/?cat=22 as are Chaiten and other volcanoes.
Thanks to Perry Debell for this link

               Stephanie Prejean should have known about the last eruption in 1760,
              don't you think? Fox quoted her as saying there is no record of the last
              event.

              Yours truly, Perry Debell



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