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The 20th Century's Greatest Volcanic Eruption: Mt Katmai 100 Years Later

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Published on Jul 2, 2012

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Bill Burton discusses the June 6-8, 1912 eruption of Mount Katmai in Alaska which was 30 times larger than the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980. This eruption caused widespread devastation, and inspired heroic efforts at survival by the local people. Burton returns to this topic a century later and explains what lessons the Mount Katmai eruption provides for modern-day monitoring of volcano hazards.

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