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AVO VOLCANO ACTIVITY NOTIFICATION
(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)
(2) Issued: (20170613/2035Z)
(3) Volcano: Bogoslof (VNUM #311300)
(4) Current Color Code: ORANGE
(5) Previous Color Code: RED
(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: No new explosive activity has been observed at Bogoslof volcano since the small explosion this morning at 8:17 AKDT (16:17 UTC). No ash cloud was detected in satellite imagery, likely because it was too small or below our detection limits. The National Weather Service Alaska Aviation Weather Unit did not issue a SIGMET for this mornings event. No detectable activity has been seen in seismic or infrasound data since the explosion. We are therefore, lowering the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Alert Level to WATCH. Additional ash-producing eruptions could occur at any time, however, with no detectable precursors.
(12) Volcanic cloud height: none detected
(13) Other volcanic cloud information: Unknown
(14) Remarks: Status of ash cloud forecasts can be found at the National Weather Service Alaska Aviation Weather Unit website at http://aawu.arh.noaa.gov/
(15) Contacts: Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
mcoombs@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

Jeff Freymueller, Coordinating Scientist, UAF
jfreymueller@alaska.edu (907) 322-4085
(16) Next Notice:

AVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice

Volcano: Bogoslof (VNUM #311300)

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

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

Issued: Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 12:35 PM AKDT
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: No new explosive activity has been observed at Bogoslof volcano since the small explosion this morning at 8:17 AKDT (16:17 UTC). No ash cloud was detected in satellite imagery, likely because it was too small or below our detection limits. The National Weather Service Alaska Aviation Weather Unit did not issue a SIGMET for this mornings event. No detectable activity has been seen in seismic or infrasound data since the explosion. We are therefore, lowering the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Alert Level to WATCH. Additional ash-producing eruptions could occur at any time, however, with no detectable precursors.

Recent Observations:
[Volcanic cloud height] none detected
[Other volcanic cloud information] Unknown

Remarks: Status of ash cloud forecasts can be found at the National Weather Service Alaska Aviation Weather Unit website at http://aawu.arh.noaa.gov/

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

Jeff Freymueller, Coordinating Scientist, UAF
jfreymueller@alaska.edu (907) 322-4085

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