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Phreatomagmatic eruptions produced when magma came in contact with groundwater eject an ash plume at the Ukinrek Maars on the Alaska Peninsula. This photo from the south on 5 April 1977 shows explosive eruptions from East Maar, one of two new craters that formed in glacial sediments, in an area without previous volcanic activity. The hummocky, snow-covered surface in the foreground is a debris avalanche deposit from Peulik. Photo by Jim Faro (Alaska Department of Fish and Game).

Phreatomagmatic eruptions produced when magma came in contact with groundwater eject an ash plume at the Ukinrek Maars on the Alaska Peninsula. This photo from the south on 5 April 1977 shows explosive eruptions from East Maar, one of two new craters that formed in glacial sediments, in an area without previous volcanic activity. The hummocky, snow-covered surface in the foreground is a debris avalanche deposit from Peulik.

Photo by Jim Faro (Alaska Department of Fish and Game).

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Ukinrek Maars