Mt. Spurr's 1992 eruptions
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 74, Issue 19, pages 217–222, 11 May 1993
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Alaska Volcano Observatory (1993), Mt. Spurr's 1992 eruptions, Eos Trans. AGU, 74(19), 217–222, doi:10.1029/93EO00284.
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
On June 27, 1992, the Crater Peak vent on the south side of Mt. Spurr awoke from 39 years of dormancy and burst into subplinian eruption after 10 months of elevated seismicity. Two more eruptions followed in August and September. The volcano lies 125-km west of Anchorage, which is 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.