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August ’93: Maars!

Ukinrek Maars erupts, 1977

While the maars of the Seward Peninsula are dormant, the Ukinrek Maars of southwestern Alaska – on the state’s Alaska Peninsula – last erupted in spring 1977.

August 6, 1993

On KNOM’s daily feature interview program, Alaska volcanologist Jim Beget informs listeners that large lakes on the northern Seward Peninsula are actually maars, the widest volcanic openings in the world. They last erupted ten thousand years ago.