ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT
U.S. Geological Survey
Friday, February 3, 2017, 6:47 PM AKST (Saturday, February 4, 2017, 03:47 UTC)
53°55'38" N 168°2'4" W,
Summit Elevation 492 ft (150 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
The eruption of Bogoslof volcano that began at 1:41 UTC on February 4 (16:42, February 3 AKST) is continuing. A small volcanic ash plume has been observed in satellite data beginning at 02:00 UTC, extending towards the north for about 25 miles as of 2:45 UTC. Latest pilot reports indicate that the cloud is below 25,000 ft above sea level. Given the limited extent of the volcanic ash cloud, the Aviation Color Code remains at ORANGE and the Alert Level remains at WATCH. We will consider upgrading these alert levels should the activity continue and/or intensify.
Status of the ash cloud forecast can be found at the National Weather Service Alaska Aviation Weather Unit website at http://aawu.arh.noaa.gov/
OTHER ALASKA VOLCANOES
Information on all Alaska volcanoes is available at : http://www.avo.alaska.edu.
AVO scientists conduct daily checks of earthquake activity at all seismically-monitored volcanoes, examine web camera and satellite images for evidence of airborne ash and elevated surface temperatures, and consult other monitoring data as needed.
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Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
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