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Mt. Spurr's 1992 eruptions

February 9, 2016

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1993
Title Mt. Spurr's 1992 eruptions
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
Series Number
Index ID 70176430
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Alaska Volcano Observatory