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Media Advisory: Free Public Lecture Marks Centennial of 20th Century’s Largest Volcanic Eruption
Released: 6/4/2012 9:00:00 AM

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"Exploring the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes: A Centennial Perspective on the Novarupta-Katmai Eruption of 1912"

MENLO PARK, Calif. — 100 years ago, in June 1912, the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century took place in what is now Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve. U.S. Geological Survey geologist Judy Fierstein, co-author of a new landmark study on this huge volcanic event, shares her work with the community in a free public lecture Wednesday, June 6, a century to the day after the Novarupta-Katmai Eruption of 1912 began. Today, study of Novarupta and Katmai volcanoes sheds light on how future events in Alaska’s volcanic regions could affect air quality and air-transportation safety across the globe.


Who: Judy Fierstein, USGS research geologist

What: Illustrated lecture on "Exploring the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes: A Centennial Perspective on the Novarupta-Katmai Eruption of 1912"

Where: U.S. Geological Survey Menlo Park Campus, 345 Middlefield Road,
Menlo Park CA 94025; Building 3 Auditorium, second floor

When: Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Noon preview for USGS employees and reporters
7 p.m. public lecture (also streamed over the Internet)

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