Booming sounds from Veniaminof and their source

Perryville and Chignik, Alaska residents reported loud booms from Mount Veniaminof. To help understand what's been happening, AVO is sharing more information about volcanic "booming", shown in this infographic.

Sound waves from numerous short-duration explosions that repeated every 30-60 seconds produced audible sounds heard in local communities as well as infrasound waves picked up on sensors in Chignik Lagoon.

AVO's new infographic explaining "booming" heard from Veniaminof.