Mt. Spurr's 1992 eruptions

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union



On 27 June, 1992, the Crater Peak vent on the south side of Mt. Spurr awoke from 39 years of dormancy and burst into sub-plinian eruption after 10 months of elevated seismicity. Two more eruptions followed in August and September. The volcano lies 125 km west of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city and an important international hub for air travel. The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) was able to warn communities and the aviation industry well in advance of these eruptions.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Mt. Spurr's 1992 eruptions
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
Volume 74
Issue 19
Year Published 1993
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Alaska Volcano Observatory, Volcano Hazards Program, Volcano Science Center
Description 5 p.
First page 217
Last page 222
Time Range Start 1992-07-27
Time Range End 1992-09-30
Country United States
State Alaska
Other Geospatial Aleutian Arc
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