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AVO VOLCANO ACTIVITY NOTIFICATION

ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Monday, May 27, 2013, 10:38 AM AKDT (Monday, May 27, 2013, 18:38 UTC)


PAVLOF VOLCANO (VNUM #312030)
55°25'2" N 161°53'37" W, Summit Elevation 8261 ft (2518 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

The eruption of Pavlof continues at very low levels today. Satellite observations over the past 24 hours show no evidence of elevated surface temperatures or ash emissions. Seismicity remains very low.

During past eruptions of Pavlof, the style of eruptive activity fluctuated from higher to lower levels. Therefore, this apparent lower-level activity does not necessarily indicate that the eruption is ending. Although the activity to date has been characterized by relatively low-energy lava fountaining and ash emission, more energetic explosions could occur without warning that could place ash clouds above 20,000 ft. Depending on wind direction and strength, trace to minor ash fall may occur on local communities downwind. Information about mitigating the effects of volcanic ash can be found on the AVO web page.


CLEVELAND VOLCANO (VNUM #311240)
52°49'20" N 169°56'42" W, Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Slightly elevated surface temperatures, consistent with a cooling lava flow, were observed in several satellite images over the past 24 hours. No ash emissions have been detected and AVO has received no other reports of activity.

Sudden explosions of blocks and ash are possible with little or no warning. Ash clouds, if produced, could exceed 20,000 feet above sea level. If a large ash-producing event occurs, nearby seismic, infrasound, or volcanic lightning networks should alert AVO staff quickly. However, for some events, a delay of several hours is possible. Cleveland Volcano does not have a local seismic network and is monitored using only distant seismic and infrasound instruments and satellite data.







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CONTACT INFORMATION:

Christopher Waythmas, Acting Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
chris@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

Jeff Freymueller, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
jeff.freymueller@gi.alaska.edu (907) 378-7556

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