The Novarupta Volcano
|On June 6, 1912, Mt. Novarupta, in central Alaska, exploded into a fiery volcano. The eruption was preceded by a series of severe earth rumblings.
The ash was so thick that at nearby Kodiak, for two days following the eruption, local residents could not see a lantern held at arm’s length.
When Novarupta exploded, nearby Mount Katmai collapsed. The result of the cataclysm was 14 quakes of magnitude 6 to 7 rocked the region, and countless smaller shocks occurred.
What, you may ask does this US volcano have to do with Canada?
Within days of the eruption the cloud of acidic gas spewed from the mountain had reach as far south as Vancouver. Resident’s laundry hung out to dry started to disappear. The volcano’s acidic cloud was dissolving the laundry away!