|(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)|
|(3) Volcano:||Bogoslof (VNUM #311300)|
|(4) Current Color Code:||RED|
|(5) Previous Color Code:||ORANGE|
|(6) Source:||Alaska Volcano Observatory|
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|(8) Volcano Location:||N 53 deg 55 min W 168 deg 2 min|
|(10) Summit Elevation:||492 ft (150 m)|
|(11) Volcanic Activity Summary:||An explosive eruption occurred at Bogoslof this morning at about 09:30 AKST (18:30 UTC). A Coast Guard ship in the vicinity reported ash emission as well as ejection of lava and fragmental material. The eruption cloud did not penetrate the regional cloud tops at 30,000 ft and winds are to the north-northeast. According to the Coast Guard, ash emission subsided at about 10:37 AKST (19:37 UTC). On the basis of this information, the Aviation Color Code is raised to RED and the Alert Level to WARNING.
AVO has no ground-based volcano monitoring equipment on Bogoslof volcano. We will monitor satellite images and data from distant seismic and infrasound instruments for indications of significant explosive activity, although high winds in the are presently limit detection abilities.
|(12) Volcanic cloud height:||Below 30,000 ft|
|(13) Other volcanic cloud information:||Unknown|
|(14) Remarks:||Status of the ash cloud can be found at the Alaska Aviation Weather Unit website at http://aawu.arh.noaa.gov/|
|(15) Contacts:||Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
firstname.lastname@example.org (907) 786-7497
Janet Schaefer, Acting Coordinating Scientist, DGGS
email@example.com (907) 322-4085
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