Printer friendly versionAVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Previous Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Previous Aviation Color Code: RED
Thursday, November 22, 2018, 11:05 AM AKST
Alaska Volcano Observatory
N 56 deg 11 min W 159 deg 23 min
8225 ft (2507 m)
Volcanic Activity Summary: Ash emissions at Veniaminof have decreased since yesterday afternoon but continue at lower levels. Therefore AVO is lowering the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Volcano Alert Level to WATCH.
Please reference https://www.weather.gov/aawu/sigmets for updated guidance on airborne ash hazards from the National Weather Service.
[Volcanic cloud height] Up to ~10,000 ft
[Other volcanic cloud information] Continuous low-level ash emissions observed in webcam
Ash fall remains possible in nearby communities. National Weather Service information about ashfall is available here: https://www.weather.gov/afc/
Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
email@example.com (907) 786-7497
David Fee, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
firstname.lastname@example.org (907) 322-4085
A new VAN will be issued if conditions change significantly or alert levels are modified. While a VAN is in effect, regularly scheduled updates are posted at
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.