Printer friendly versionAVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice
Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
Previous Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: RED
Previous Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 2:49 PM AKST
Alaska Volcano Observatory
N 53 deg 55 min W 168 deg 2 min
492 ft (150 m)
Volcanic Activity Summary: The eruption today around 14:09 AKST (23:09 UTC), first detected by lightning, has produced a volcanic cloud seen in satellite images moving north of Bogoslof and reaching as high as 30,000 ft asl. We are raising the Aviation Color Code to RED and the Volcano Alert Level to WARNING.
High winds due to a storm in the area are hindering our ability to detect the eruption in seismic data.
[Volcanic cloud height] 30,000 ft asl
[Other volcanic cloud information] north of volcano
Status of the ash cloud can be found at the Alaska Aviation Weather Unit website at http://aawu.arh.noaa.gov/
Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
email@example.com (907) 786-7497
Jeff Freymueller, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
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The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a cooperative program of the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.