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Alaska Volcanoes Update
Friday, January 10, 1997, 12:00 noon AST (2100 UTC)
Pavlof Volcano: 55.42°N, 161.9°W 8,262 ft elevation
CURRENT LEVEL OF CONCERN CODE IS YELLOW
A pause in eruptive activity continues at Pavlof Volcano. During the past
week, AVO recorded very low levels of seismicity at the volcano.
The FAA received no pilot reports of ash or lava eruption and
weather observers in Cold Bay report seeing no eruptive activity
during breaks in the weather this week. The last sighting of weak
ash emission from Pavlof was on Thursday, January 2.
Although the current pause is now in its second week, based on the
previous pattern of eruptive activity at Pavlof, a resumption of
more energetic ash and lava emission could resume with little
or no warning. AVO continues to monitor the volcano closely and
will issue further updates as the situation changes.
Iliamna Volcano: 60.04N° 153.17°W; 10,196 ft elevation
The seismic swarm that began on 1 August 1996 beneath Iliamna
Volcano continued during the past week at an average rate of 11
earthquakes per day.