In Kodiak birds began falling from the sky, roofs collapsed under the weight of more than one foot of ash, buildings were wrecked by ash avalanches and other structures burned after being struck by lightning from the ash cloud during the June 6 – 9 Novarupta – Katmai eruption of 1912. This week on Addressing Alaskans, 100 years after what would have been the second day of the eruption (June 7) listen to USGS Katmai volcanologist, Judy Fierstein’s talk, “Novarupta – Katmai Eruption of 1912, Largest Eruption of the 20th Century: A Centennial Perspective”.
- Alaska Volcano Observatory: Katmai 1912 Eruption: 100 year anniversary
- KMXT: Commemorating the Katmai-Novarupta Eruption Centennial
- USGS: The Novarupta-Katmai Eruption of 1912—Largest Eruption of the Twentieth Century: Centennial Perspectives by Wes Hildreth and Judy Fierstein
- USGS: Evening Public Lecture Series
BROADCAST ON KSKA: Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
RECORDED: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Anchorage Museum
SPEAKER: Judy Fierstein, research geologist, U.S. Geological Survey
HOST: U.S. Geological Survey, National Park Service, Alaska Historical Society
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