Description: From McGimsey and Wallace (1999): "On March 3, 1997, Dutch Harbor air-taxi operator Tom Madsen reported seeing a small ash eruption at Amukta with the cloud barely clearing the top of the cone. No evidence of eruptive activity was detected from analysis of satellite images. The PIREP was included in AVO weekly updates of March 7 and 14. Absence of seismic instrumentation coupled with remoteness of the area requires AVO to rely mainly on PIREPs and satellite imagery for monitoring the volcanoes of the central and western Aleutians. No further information on Amukta was reported to AVO."