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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 11:21 AM AKST (Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 20:21 UTC)


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

Seismic activity is elevated at Semisopochnoi Volcano, with weak tremor and small earthquakes detected over the past day. Satellite and web camera images show low-level degassing from the active crater. The rim of the crater appears snow-free in recent imagery. 

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 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.



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

Seismicity remained low at Great Sitkin Volcano over the past 24 hours and only a few small earthquakes were detected. No activity was observed in cloudy satelllite and web camera views of the volcano. Radar data collected by satellite on January 15 showed that lava continues to erupt in the volcano's summit crater.

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



PAVLOF (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

No eruptive activity was observed at Pavlof Volcano over the past day. Weak seismicity continues with occasional small local earthquakes detected during the last 24 hours. Satellite imagery was obscured by clouds but clear web camera views of the summit show no signs of activity.

Small explosions associated with the current eruption could happen at any time and may be accompanied by small ash plumes within the immediate vicinity of the volcano. The level of unrest at Pavlof Volcano can change quickly and the progression to more significant eruptive activity can occur with little or no warning.

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



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

Numerous small, local earthquakes were detected at Takawangha Volcano over the past day. No signs of unrest were seen in cloudy satellite views of the volcano.

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



OTHER ALASKA VOLCANOES

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

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

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



The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a cooperative program of the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.