Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Current Status Report
Monday, September 17, 2007 1:05 PM AKDT (2105 UTC)
55°24'57" N161°53'24" W, Summit Elevation 8261 ft (2518 m)
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Current Volcano Alert Level: Watch
The low level of seismicity today, and over the last week, seems to indicate a lull in eruptive activity. Clouds obscured views of the volcano by satellite and web camera today. Typical eruptions at Pavlof are characterized by periods of diminished activity interspersed with the periods of renewed eruptive activity. Renewed activity could begin at any time with little warning.
52°49'20" N169°56'42" W, Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
Current Volcano Alert Level: Advisory
Clouds obscured views of the volcano by web camera and satellite.
AVO continues to monitor the volcano closely with satellite imagery as weather allows. The lack of a real-time seismic network at Cleveland means that AVO is unable to track local earthquake activity related to volcanic unrest. Short-lived explosions of ash that could exceed 20,000 ft above sea level can occur without warning and may go undetected on satellite imagery.
VOLCANO INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET: http://www.avo.alaska.edu
RECORDING ON THE STATUS OF ALASKA'S VOLCANOES (907) 786-7478
Tom Murray, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
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Steve McNutt, Coordinating Scientist, UAF
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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.