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AVO VOLCANO ACTIVITY NOTIFICATION

ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 12:55 PM AKST (Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 21:55 UTC)


BOGOSLOF VOLCANO (VNUM #311300)
53°55'38" N 168°2'4" W, Summit Elevation 492 ft (150 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Bogoslof volcano remains restless. The last last likely ash producing event was detected in seismic data from nearby islands and infrasound (pressure) data on January 2. No lightning strikes associated with this event were identified by the World Wide Lightning Location Network. A cloud generated in the vicinity of Bogoslof at the time of the eruption was observed in satellite data but can not be definitively identified as an eruption cloud due to meteorological clouds over the volcano. This cloud dissipated within an hour over the Bering Sea. Seismic stations on nearby islands continue to detect low-level seismic activity from Bogoslof. Occasional tremor signals continue to be recorded at much lower amplitudes and with shorter durations than those observed accompanying explosive activity. This seismicity is likely indicative of background unrest, rather than ongoing explosions, and may be the result of currently favorable low-noise conditions improving our detection threshold. The situation at Bogoslof remains volatile, and explosive activity could resume with little to no warning.

AVO has no ground-based volcano monitoring equipment on Bogoslof volcano. We continue to monitor satellite images, information from the Worldwide Lightning Location Network pertaining to volcanic-cloud lightning, and data from seismic and infrasound instruments on nearby islands for indications of volcanic activity.


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

Nothing was observed in cloudy satellite and web camera views. Nothing significant was detected in seismic or pressure sensor data during the past day.

The degree of unrest at Pavlof can change quickly. A return to eruptive activity can occur with with little or no warning.


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

Possible weakly elevated surface temperatures were detected in one satellite image over the past day. No significant activity was detected in seismic or pressure sensor data during the past 24 hours.

OTHER ALASKA VOLCANOES

Other Alaska volcanoes show no signs of significant unrest: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/

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.

For definitions of Aviation Color Codes and Volcano Alert Levels, see: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/color_codes.php

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

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

Janet Schaefer, Acting Coordinating Scientist, DGGS
janet.schaefer@alaska.gov (907) 322-4085

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