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AVO VOLCANO ACTIVITY NOTIFICATION
(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)
(2) Issued: (20170308/0825Z)
(3) Volcano: Bogoslof (VNUM #311300)
(4) Current Color Code: ORANGE
(5) Previous Color Code: ORANGE
(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: An eruption began at Bogoslof volcano at 7:36 UTC on March 8 (10:36 pm AKST on March 7) and is continuing. No ash cloud has been detected as of yet in satellite data, but volcanic ash emissions are likely occurring based on lightning and infrasound data. Winds are towards the east.

We are evaluating the magnitude of this eruptive episode. The Aviation Color Code remains at ORANGE and the Volcano Alert Level remains at WATCH at present. AVO is evaluating all data sources and will update this report as more information becomes available.
(12) Volcanic cloud height: None detected yet. NWS SIGMET issued to 20,000 ft
(13) Other volcanic cloud information: n/a
(14) Remarks: The National Weather Service Alaska Aviation Weather Unit has issued an eruption SIGMET warning for aviation up to 20,00 ft above sea level. This may be revised as new information becomes available. Please see the NWS AAWU at http://www.weather.gov/aawu/sigmets for updated information on aviation warning messages.
(15) Contacts: Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
mcoombs@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

Jessica Larsen, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAF
jflarsen@alaska.edu (907) 322-4085

(16) Next Notice:

AVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice

Volcano: Bogoslof (VNUM #311300)

Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH

Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Issued: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 11:25 PM AKST
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: An eruption began at Bogoslof volcano at 7:36 UTC on March 8 (10:36 pm AKST on March 7) and is continuing. No ash cloud has been detected as of yet in satellite data, but volcanic ash emissions are likely occurring based on lightning and infrasound data. Winds are towards the east.

We are evaluating the magnitude of this eruptive episode. The Aviation Color Code remains at ORANGE and the Volcano Alert Level remains at WATCH at present. AVO is evaluating all data sources and will update this report as more information becomes available.


Recent Observations:
[Volcanic cloud height] None detected yet. NWS SIGMET issued to 20,000 ft
[Other volcanic cloud information] n/a
[Lava flow/dome] N/A
[Lava flow] N/A

Remarks: The National Weather Service Alaska Aviation Weather Unit has issued an eruption SIGMET warning for aviation up to 20,00 ft above sea level. This may be revised as new information becomes available. Please see the NWS AAWU at http://www.weather.gov/aawu/sigmets for updated information on aviation warning messages.

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

Jessica Larsen, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAF
jflarsen@alaska.edu (907) 322-4085



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