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Alaska Volcanoes Update
Friday, January 17, 1997, 12:00 noon AST (2100 UTC)
Pavlof Volcano: 55.42°N, 161.9°W 8,262 ft elevation
CURRENT LEVEL OF CONCERN COLOR CODE IS YELLOW
The eruptive pause continues at Pavlof Volcano. During the past
week, AVO recorded very low levels of seismicity at the volcano.
Pilots reported seeing no eruptive activity during overflights this
week. The last sighting of weak ash emission from Pavlof was on
Thursday, January 2.
Although the current pause is now in its third 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 2
earthquakes per day.