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AVO VOLCANO ACTIVITY NOTIFICATION

ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Monday, March 13, 2023, 12:27 PM AKDT (Monday, March 13, 2023, 20:27 UTC)


TAKAWANGHA (VNUM #311090)
51°52'1" N 178°1'37" W, Summit Elevation 4754 ft (1449 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Earthquake activity beneath Takawangha volcano and nearby Tanaga Volcano, which is about 8 km (5 miles) west of Takawangha volcano on Tanaga Island, continued over the past 24 hours, although at a reduced rate. The earthquakes recorded during this swarm have magnitudes up to about M4 and are mostly occurring at depths less than about 6 km (4 miles) below sea level. No eruptive signals or other signs of unrest have been detected in other data streams. Satellite views of the volcano were cloudy.

Increases in seismic activity have been detected previously at Takawangha volcano and other similar volcanoes, with no subsequent eruptions. We expect additional shallow seismicity and possibly other signs of unrest, such as gas emissions, elevated surface temperatures, and surface deformation to precede any future eruption, if one were to occur.   

Takawangha volcano is monitored by local seismic and infrasound sensors, satellite data, and regional infrasound and lightning networks.



TANAGA (VNUM #311080)
51°53'2" N 178°8'35" W, Summit Elevation 5925 ft (1806 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Earthquake activity beneath Tanaga Volcano and nearby Takawangha volcanol, which is about 8 km (5 miles) east of Tanaga Volcano on Tanaga Island, continued over the past 24 hours, although at a reduced rate. The earthquakes recorded during this swarm have magnitudes up to about M4 and are mostly occurring at depths less than about 6 km (4 miles) below sea level. No eruptive signals or other signs of unrest have been detected in other data streams. Satellite views of the volcano were cloudy.

Increases in seismic activity have been detected previously at Tanaga Volcano and other similar volcanoes, with no subsequent eruptions. We expect additional shallow seismicity and possibly other signs of unrest, such as gas emissions, elevated surface temperatures, and surface deformation to precede any future eruption, if one were to occur.   

Tanaga Volcano is monitored with a local seismic and infrasound network, regional infrasound and lightning detection networks, and satellite data.



GREAT SITKIN (VNUM #311120)
52°4'35" N 176°6'39" W, Summit Elevation 5709 ft (1740 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Lava probably continues to erupt at the summit of Great Sitkin Volcano, producing a thick lava flow that is currently confined to the summit crater. No significant local seismicity was observed during the last 24 hours—events recorded on the seismic network there were principally from the earthquake swarm at Tanaga Island. Satellite and webcam views were cloudy.

Great Sitkin Volcano is monitored by local seismic and infrasound sensors, satellite data, web cameras, and regional infrasound and lightning networks.



ANIAKCHAK (VNUM #312090)
56°54'21" N 158°12'32" W, Summit Elevation 4400 ft (1341 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Small, shallow earthquakes continued to occur at a rate of a few per hour over the past day at Aniakchak volcano. No eruptive activity was observed in cloudy satellite images.

The current period of seismic unrest began in October 2022. Increases in seismic activity have been detected previously at other similar volcanoes, with no subsequent eruptions. We expect additional shallow seismicity and other signs of unrest, such as gas emissions, elevated surface temperatures, and surface deformation to precede any future eruption, if one were to occur. 

AVO monitors Aniakchak with a local network, which currently consists of two functional seismometers, as well as satellite remote sensing data and regional infrasound and lightning networks.



TRIDENT (VNUM #312160)
58°14'3" N 155°6'9" W, Summit Elevation 3599 ft (1097 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Occasional small, shallow earthquakes continued to occur in the vicinity of Trident Volcano during the past 24 hours. No activity was seen in cloudy webcam views and satellite imagery.

The current period of seismic unrest began on August 24, 2022. Increases in seismic activity have been detected previously at Trident Volcano and other similar volcanoes, with no subsequent eruptions. We expect additional shallow seismicity and other signs of unrest, such as gas emissions, elevated surface temperatures, and surface deformation to precede any future eruption, if one were to occur. 

AVO monitors Trident Volcano with a local network of seismometers, a webcam, remote sensing data, and regional infrasound and lightning networks.



SEMISOPOCHNOI (VNUM #311060)
51°55'44" N 179°35'52" E, Summit Elevation 2625 ft (800 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

No significant local seismicity was observed at Semisopochnoi volcano during the last 24 hours—events recorded on the seismic network there were principally from earthquake swarms at nearby Tanaga Volcano and Takawangha volcano. Webcam and satellite views of the volcano were cloudy.

Small eruptions producing minor ash deposits within the vicinity of the active north crater of Mount Young and ash clouds usually under 10,000 ft (3 km) above sea level have characterized the recent periods of activity. Additional ash-producing events could occur again with little warning. 

Semisopochnoi volcano is monitored by local seismic and infrasound sensors, satellite data, web cameras, and regional infrasound and lightning networks.



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

David Fee, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI dfee1@alaska.edu (907) 378-5460



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