Event Name : Tanaga unrest 2023
|Start:||March 7, 2023 ||Observed|Description:
|Eruption Type:||Not an eruption.|
On Tuesday, March, 7, 2023, AVO elevated the Aviation Color Code and Volcano Alert Level at Tanaga to YELLOW/ADVISORY, stating "earthquake activity beneath Tanaga Volcano began to increase slowly starting at about 1:30 pm AKST today. At roughly 8:45 pm AKST this evening, the activity escalated with earthquakes occurring as often as 2 or 3 each minute. Initial locations of these earthquakes place them at shallow depths beneath the summit of Tanaga Volcano, and the largest of these earthquakes have magnitudes between 2 and 3."
On Thursday, March 9, 2023, AVO elevated Tanaga again to ORANGE/WATCH, stating "Over the past 24 hours, earthquake activity near Tanaga Volcano has been elevated and continues. This sustained activity indicates an increased potential for eruption at the volcano.*** Seismic activity is also elevated at Takawangha volcano, which is about 8 km (5 mi) east of Tanaga on Tanaga Island. If an eruption were to occur, it is uncertain at this stage if it would come from Tanaga or Takawangha."