Atka Things to Do
According to volcanolive.com On 23 May 1986 a steam eruption occurred at Atka Volcano 15 days after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake 100 km away. If the cloud weren't hanging on it the volcano would be to the right in this picture.
Eruptions of Atka Volcano include
1998, 1996, 1995?, 1987, 1986?, 1976?, 1973, ?1953-54, 1951?, 1907, 1844?, ?1829-30, 1812
Difficult to get there
The only public transportation to Atka is a twice weekly flight from Dutch Harbor. They fly a four-seater Navaho or, if the number of passengers warrants it and the plane is available, a 16-seater Metro. Like most Alaskan bush communities, each plane is met by a herd of four wheelers. The only other way to get there is by your own boat.
Atka Local Customs
Russian Orthodox Influence
The Russians owned Alaska and dumped it on the Americans after the sea otter population had been harvested.