ANCHORAGE, Alaska —One hundred years ago this June, Novarupta and Katmai volcanoes, in what is now Katmai National Park & Preserve, exploded in a 3-day volcanic eruption. This historic eruption created the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, which early explorers called the eighth wonder of the world. Come hear how "volcano detectives" explored the aftermath of one of the five largest eruptions in recent history and why the still-active volcanoes offer important insights about earth processes that shape our world.
The Novarupta – Katmai eruption was a landmark event in the young science of volcanology. Scientists believe that an eruption of this size could happen again
The USGS, Alaska Volcano Observatory, National Park Service, and the Alaska Historical Society have partnered to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1912 Novarupta-Katmai eruption – Earth’s largest of the 20th century– by offering a series of lectures, publications, and other events. Visit the AVO and NPS websites for more details.
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