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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04545

An ash plume rises above the scoria cone in the summit caldera of Akutan volcano on 2 March 1987. Akutan is one of the most active volcanoes in the Aleutian arc. This view from the WSW shows Mount Gilbert, a Pleistocene volcano on Akun Island and the peaks of Westdahl, Shishaldin, and Isanotski (left to right) on distant Unimak Island. Photo by Harold Wilson (Peninsula Airways), 1987 (courtesy of John Reeder, Alaska Div. Geology & Geophysical Surveys).

An ash plume rises above the scoria cone in the summit caldera of Akutan volcano on 2 March 1987. Akutan is one of the most active volcanoes in the Aleutian arc. This view from the WSW shows Mount Gilbert, a Pleistocene volcano on Akun Island and the peaks of Westdahl, Shishaldin, and Isanotski (left to right) on distant Unimak Island.

Photo by Harold Wilson (Peninsula Airways), 1987 (courtesy of John Reeder, Alaska Div. Geology & Geophysical Surveys).

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