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AVO VOLCANO ACTIVITY NOTIFICATION
(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)
(2) Issued: (20200616/0202Z)
(3) Volcano: Makushin (VNUM #311310)
(4) Current Color Code: YELLOW
(5) Previous Color Code:
(6) Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory
(7) Notice Number:
(8) Volcano Location: N 53 deg 53 min W 166 deg 55 min
(9) Area: Aleutians
(10) Summit Elevation: 5906 ft (1800 m)
(11) Volcanic Activity Summary: Over the past several hours, there have been two earthquakes larger than magnitude 4 in the vicinity of Makushin Volcano. This represents a significant departure from background earthquake activity and may be associated with volcanic unrest. As a result the Aviation Color Code and Volcano Alert Level has been increased to YELLOW/ADVISORY. This unrest could result a future eruption, however that is not a certainty. Aftershocks continue, as would be expected with earthquakes of this size. The volcano is monitored with a network of seismic instruments, web camera, GPS, satellite data, and regional infrasound and lightning detection instruments.
(12) Volcanic cloud height: No cloud produced.
(13) Other volcanic cloud information: n/a
(14) Remarks: Makushin volcano is located on northern Unalaska Island in the eastern Aleutian Islands. Makushin is a broad, ice-capped stratovolcano which rises to an elevation of 6680 feet. The summit caldera, 3 km diameter, is the site of frequent steam and minor ash eruptions; however, no large eruptions have occurred in this century. The community of Unalaska and port of Dutch Harbor are located 25 km (16 miles) east of Makushin volcano.
(15) Contacts: Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
mcoombs@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

David Fee, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
dfee1@alaska.edu (907) 322-4085

(16) Next Notice:

AVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice

Volcano: Makushin (VNUM #311310)

Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY

Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Issued: Monday, June 15, 2020, 6:02 PM AKDT
Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory
Notice Number:
Location: N 53 deg 53 min W 166 deg 55 min
Elevation: 5906 ft (1800 m)
Area: Aleutians

Volcanic Activity Summary: Over the past several hours, there have been two earthquakes larger than magnitude 4 in the vicinity of Makushin Volcano. This represents a significant departure from background earthquake activity and may be associated with volcanic unrest. As a result the Aviation Color Code and Volcano Alert Level has been increased to YELLOW/ADVISORY. This unrest could result a future eruption, however that is not a certainty. Aftershocks continue, as would be expected with earthquakes of this size. The volcano is monitored with a network of seismic instruments, web camera, GPS, satellite data, and regional infrasound and lightning detection instruments.

Recent Observations:
[Volcanic cloud height] No cloud produced.
[Other volcanic cloud information] n/a

Remarks: Makushin volcano is located on northern Unalaska Island in the eastern Aleutian Islands. Makushin is a broad, ice-capped stratovolcano which rises to an elevation of 6680 feet. The summit caldera, 3 km diameter, is the site of frequent steam and minor ash eruptions; however, no large eruptions have occurred in this century. The community of Unalaska and port of Dutch Harbor are located 25 km (16 miles) east of Makushin volcano.

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

David Fee, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
dfee1@alaska.edu (907) 322-4085



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