|(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)|
|(3) Volcano:||Shishaldin (VNUM #311360)|
|(4) Current Color Code:||ORANGE|
|(5) Previous Color Code:||YELLOW|
|(6) Source:||Alaska Volcano Observatory|
|(7) Notice Number:|
|(8) Volcano Location:||N 54 deg 45 min W 163 deg 58 min|
|(10) Summit Elevation:||9373 ft (2857 m)|
|(11) Volcanic Activity Summary:||The Alaska Volcano Observatory is raising the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Alert Level to WATCH at Shishaldin Volcano. Field crews reported an active lava lake and minor spattering within the summit crater during a helicopter overflight. Elevated seismic activity continues similar to the past few weeks along with consistent elevated surface temperatures in satellite images. No lava or ash has erupted outside the summit crater at this time.
Shishaldin is monitored by local seismic and infrasound sensors, satellite data, a web camera, a telemetered geodetic network, and distant infrasound and lightning networks.
|(12) Volcanic cloud height:||None|
|(13) Other volcanic cloud information:||N/A|
|(14) Remarks:||Shishaldin volcano, located near the center of Unimak Island in the eastern Aleutian Islands, is a spectacular symmetric cone with a base diameter of approximately 16 km (10 mi). A 200-m-wide (660 ft) funnel-shaped summit crater typically emits a steam plume and occasional small amounts of ash. Shishaldin is one of the most active volcanoes in the Aleutian volcanic arc, with at least 54 episodes of unrest including over 24 confirmed eruptions since 1775. Most eruptions are relatively small, although the April-May 1999 event generated an ash column that reached 45,000 ft above sea level.|
|(15) Contacts:||Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
firstname.lastname@example.org (907) 786-7497
Jessica Larsen, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
email@example.com (907) 322-4085
|(16) Next Notice:||A new VAN will be issued if conditions change significantly or alert levels are modified. While a VAN is in effect, regularly scheduled updates are posted at
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