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AVO VOLCANO ACTIVITY NOTIFICATION
(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)
(2) Issued: (20170213/1654Z)
(3) Volcano: Bogoslof (VNUM #311300)
(4) Current Color Code: RED
(5) Previous Color Code: ORANGE
(6) Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory
(7) Notice Number:
(8) Volcano Location: N 53 deg 55 min W 168 deg 2 min
(9) Area: Aleutians
(10) Summit Elevation: 492 ft (150 m)
(11) Volcanic Activity Summary: A significant explosive eruption began at Bogoslof volcano at about 16:24 UTC on February 13 (07:24 AKST on February 13) as indicated in seismic data. Although at this time there has been no lightning detected, nor satellite images received to confirm eruptive activity, the intensity of seismicity strongly suggests that significant ash emissions have occurred. Thus, AVO is raising the Aviation Color Code to RED and Alert level to WARNING.

AVO is evaluating all data sources and will update this report as more information becomes available.
(12) Volcanic cloud height: None observed yet.
(13) Other volcanic cloud information: not available
(14) Remarks: Please see the NWS AAWU at http://www.weather.gov/aawu/sigmets for updated information on aviation warning messages.
(15) Contacts: Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
mcoombs@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

Jessica Larsen, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
jflarsen@alaska.edu (907) 322-4085
(16) Next Notice:

AVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice

Volcano: Bogoslof (VNUM #311300)

Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
Previous Volcano Alert Level: WATCH

Current Aviation Color Code: RED
Previous Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Issued: Monday, February 13, 2017, 7:54 AM AKST
Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory
Notice Number:
Location: N 53 deg 55 min W 168 deg 2 min
Elevation: 492 ft (150 m)
Area: Aleutians

Volcanic Activity Summary: A significant explosive eruption began at Bogoslof volcano at about 16:24 UTC on February 13 (07:24 AKST on February 13) as indicated in seismic data. Although at this time there has been no lightning detected, nor satellite images received to confirm eruptive activity, the intensity of seismicity strongly suggests that significant ash emissions have occurred. Thus, AVO is raising the Aviation Color Code to RED and Alert level to WARNING.

AVO is evaluating all data sources and will update this report as more information becomes available.


Recent Observations:
[Volcanic cloud height] None observed yet.
[Other volcanic cloud information] not available

Hazard Analysis:
[Ashfall] Evaluation of ashfall potential underway.

Remarks: Please see the NWS AAWU at http://www.weather.gov/aawu/sigmets for updated information on aviation warning messages.

Contacts: Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
mcoombs@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

Jessica Larsen, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
jflarsen@alaska.edu (907) 322-4085

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