Printer friendly versionAVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice
Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
Previous Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: RED
Previous Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 2:49 PM AKDT
Alaska Volcano Observatory
N 53 deg 55 min W 168 deg 2 min
492 ft (150 m)
Volcanic Activity Summary: An eruption began at Bogoslof volcano today at about 14:16 AKDT (22:16 UTC May 28) and is continuing based on seismic data. No ash cloud has been detected as of yet in satellite data, but volcanic ash emissions are occurring on the basis of lightning detections. Thus, AVO is raising the Aviation Color Code to RED and Alert level to WARNING. Winds are towards the northwest.
AVO is evaluating all data sources and will update this report as more information becomes available.
[Volcanic cloud height] None observed yet.
[Other volcanic cloud information] Winds to northwest
[Ashfall] Evaluation of ashfall potential underway.
Please see the NWS AAWU at http://aawu.arh.noaa.gov/sigmets.php
for updated information on aviation warning messages.
Michelle Coombs, 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.