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
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 1:59 PM AKST
Alaska Volcano Observatory
N 53 deg 55 min W 168 deg 2 min
492 ft (150 m)
Volcanic Activity Summary: Explosive eruption of Bogoslof confirmed, starting at approximately 13:20 AKST (22:20 UTC). Ash cloud is at least as high as 31,000 ft asl as noted in pilot reports. Volcanic cloud observed in satellite images generally moving to northeast.
We are raising the Aviation Color Code to RED and the Alert Level to WARNING.
AVO has no ground-based volcano monitoring equipment on Bogoslof volcano. We continue to monitor satellite images, data from distant seismic and infrasound instruments, and information from the Worldwide Lightning Location Network for indications of significant activity.
[Volcanic cloud height] at least 31,000 ft asl
[Other volcanic cloud information] not available
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.