Portion of a topographic map of Pavlof Volcano (200 ft contour interval) showing two photo points (red dots) from which AVOâ€™s Cyrus Read took images with an Infrared camera on August 18. The yellow line shows the approximate area of the active lava flow on the southeast flank of Pavlof; the yellow circle indicates the location of the vent or source for the lava flow and associated bursts of bombs, lava spatter, and ash. According to analysis by AVOâ€™s Rick Wessels, the lava flow extends down the slope of the volcano about 580 m or about 4/10s of a mile. The vent for the current eruption is on a different side of the volcano than the vent for the last eruption in 1996. This is not unusual for Pavlof from eruption to eruption.
Image courtesy of AVO/USGS.
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