Printer friendly versionAVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Previous Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
Previous Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 12:23 PM AKDT
Alaska Volcano Observatory
N 53 deg 55 min W 168 deg 2 min
492 ft (150 m)
Volcanic Activity Summary: No new volcanic activity has been observed at Bogoslof Volcano in satellite, seismic or infrasound data since a short-lived increase in seismicity on April 15. The last major explosive event occurred on March 8, 2017, and occasional high-spatial resolution satellite images show no significant surficial changes due to eruptive activity since that time. Based on the absence of detected activity over the past several days, AVO is lowering the Aviation Color Code to YELLOW and the Volcano Alert Level to ADVISORY. Bogolsof is not monitored by a real-time seismic network and this inhibits AVO's ability to detect unrest that may lead to an explosive eruption. Rapid detection, and possible forecasting, of an ash-producing eruption may be possible using a combination of data from seismic and infrasound networks on neighboring islands and satellite and lightning detection data.
[Volcanic cloud height] N/A
[Other volcanic cloud information] N/A
[Lava flow/dome] N/A
[Lava flow] N/A
Given the lack of a local monitoring network and the unpredictability of the volcano, activity at Bogoslof could ramp up again at any time. Thus a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) remains in effect over the volcano for the time being. Please see http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.html
for the status of the TFR.
Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
firstname.lastname@example.org (907) 786-7497
Jessica Larsen, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAF
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.