Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04618
An ash plume rises about 1 km and drifts to the NW above an Akutan caldera scoria cone on 2 June 1988. Dark ash deposits on the flanks extend across the caldera floor and western rim. The snow-covered ridge in the foreground is the SW caldera rim. Intermittent eruptions such as these are typical of Akutan. The 1988 eruption lasted from 26 March to 20 July.
Photo by Tom Madsen (Aleutian Air), 1988 (courtesy of John Reeder, Alaska Div. Geology & Geophysical Surveys).