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OUTDOORS Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairba In a science report in which they wrapped up their 2008 field season, biologists Ray Buchheit and Chris Ford wrote, under a section titled Interesting Observations, "Our island blew up."

A brand new world in the Aleutians

Right: Kasatochi Island before the Aug. 7, 2008 eruption. Photo by pilot Jerry Morris of Security Aviation, courtesy of the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Above: After the Aug. 7, 2008 eruption of Kasatochi, the volcanic island grew 32 percent larger, but all signs of life were gone. Here, the west flank of the island is pictured, showing extensive cover of pyroclastic surge and fall deposits from the eruption. Photo by Chris Waythomas, courtesy of the Alaska Volcano Observatory/U.S. Geological Survey.
Right: Kasatochi Island before the Aug. 7, 2008 eruption. Photo by pilot Jerry Morris of Security Aviation, courtesy of the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Above: After the Aug. 7, 2008 eruption of Kasatochi, the volcanic island grew 32 percent larger, but all signs of life were gone. Here, the west flank of the island is pictured, showing extensive cover of pyroclastic surge and fall deposits from the eruption. Photo by Chris Waythomas, courtesy of the Alaska Volcano Observatory/U.S. Geological Survey.
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