Printer friendly versionAVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Monday, March 13, 2017, 4:14 AM AKDT
Alaska Volcano Observatory
N 53 deg 55 min W 168 deg 2 min
492 ft (150 m)
Volcanic Activity Summary: A short-duration eruption began at Bogoslof volcano at 11:31 UTC on March 13 (3:31 AKDT on March 13) and ended 12 minutes later. An ash cloud has been detected in satellite data, and volcanic ash emissions are also likely occurring based on infrasound data. Winds are towards the south-southwest.
We are evaluating the magnitude of this eruptive episode. Although the episode appears to be over and of short duration, additional activity is possible. The Aviation Color Code remains at ORANGE and the Volcano Alert Level remains at WATCH at present. AVO is evaluating all data sources and will update this report as more information becomes available.
[Volcanic cloud height] Ash cloud detected. NWS eruption SIGMET issued to 18,000 ft asl.
[Other volcanic cloud information] n/a
[Lava flow/dome] N/A
[Lava flow] N/A
The National Weather Service Alaska Aviation Weather Unit has issued an eruption SIGMET warning for aviation up to 18,000 ft above sea level. This may be revised as new information becomes available. Please see the NWS AAWU at http://aawu.arh.noaa.gov/sigmets.php
for updated information on aviation warning messages.
Dave Schneider, Acting Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
firstname.lastname@example.org (907) 786-7497
Jeff Freymueller, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
email@example.com (907) 322-4085
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.