AVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice

Volcano: Aniakchak (VNUM #312090)

Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL
Previous Volcano Alert Level: UNASSIGNED

Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN
Previous Aviation Color Code: UNASSIGNED

Issued: Monday, July 8, 2024, 12:52 PM AKDT
Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory
Notice Number: 2024/A516
Location: N 56 deg 54 min W 158 deg 12 min
Elevation: 4400 ft (1341 m)
Area: Alaska Peninsula

Volcanic Activity Summary:

Field crews from the Alaska Volcano Observatory are performing seasonal maintenance on seismic monitoring equipment at Aniakchak Volcano. Enough local stations have been brought online to locate volcanic earthquakes and detect any potential activity above background at the volcano. As a result, the Aviation Color Code and Volcano Alert Level are being changed to GREEN/NORMAL.

Recent Observations:
[Volcanic cloud height] none
[Other volcanic cloud information] none

Hazard Analysis:
[General hazards] none
[Ash cloud] none


Aniakchak volcano, located in the central portion of the Alaska Peninsula, consists of a stratovolcano edifice with a 6 mile (10 km) diameter summit caldera. The caldera-forming eruption occurred around 3,500 years ago. Post-caldera eruptions have produced lava domes, tuff cones, and larger spatter and scoria cone structures, including Half-Cone and Vent Mountain, all within the caldera. The most recent eruption occurred in 1931 and created a new vent and lava flows on the western caldera floor while spreading ash over much of southwestern Alaska. Aniakchak volcano is 16 miles (26 km) southeast of the nearest community, Port Heiden, and 416 miles (670 km) southwest of Anchorage, Alaska. It is located in Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve.


Matt Haney, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS,, (907) 786-7497

Tarsilo Girona, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI,, (907) 378-5460

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