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AVO VOLCANO ACTIVITY NOTIFICATION
(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)
(2) Issued: (20170308/0840Z)
(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 7:36 UTC on March 8 (10:36 pm AKST on March 7) as indicated in seismic, lightning, and infrasound data. Although at this time there have been no satellite images confirming eruptive activity, these monitoring data strongly suggest 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. Preliminary eruption SIGMET issued by NWS up to 20,000 ft asl.
(13) Other volcanic cloud information: not available
(14) Remarks: The National Weather Service Alaska Aviation Weather Unit has issued an eruption SIGMET warning for aviation up to 20,000 ft above sea level. This may be revised as new information becomes available. 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, UAF
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: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 11:40 PM 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 7:36 UTC on March 8 (10:36 pm AKST on March 7) as indicated in seismic, lightning, and infrasound data. Although at this time there have been no satellite images confirming eruptive activity, these monitoring data strongly suggest 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. Preliminary eruption SIGMET issued by NWS up to 20,000 ft asl.
[Other volcanic cloud information] not available

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

Remarks: The National Weather Service Alaska Aviation Weather Unit has issued an eruption SIGMET warning for aviation up to 20,000 ft above sea level. This may be revised as new information becomes available. 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, UAF
jflarsen@alaska.edu (907) 322-4085



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