Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes


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Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

A volcanic region of southwest Alaska at the upper end of the Alaska Peninsula. It was formed by the eruption of Mount Katmai in 1912, when ash and rock fragments filled a valley adjacent to the volcano, and hot gases were emitted through countless cracks in the surface.

Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

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(Placename) a volcanic region of SW Alaska, formed by the massive eruption of Mount Katmai in 1912; jets of steam issue from vents up to 45 m (150 ft) across

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a volcanic area in SW Alaska, in Katmai National Park.
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