ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 12:58 PM AKST (Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 21:58 UTC)


BOGOSLOF VOLCANO (VNUM #311300)
53°55'38" N 168°2'4" W, Summit Elevation 492 ft (150 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
Current Aviation Color Code: RED

Volcanic unrest continues at Bogoslof volcano. There have been no new ash emissions since the eruption this morning at 04:53 AKST (13:53 UTC) and the level of seismic activity detected on nearby stations has decreased. The event this morning produced an eruption cloud moving to the east to about 25,000 feet above sea level. This cloud has since dissipated. The National Weather Service has cancelled the SIGMET for Bogoslof.

Bogoslof volcano remains at a heightened state of unrest and in an unpredictable condition. Additional explosions accompanied by volcanic clouds could occur at any time.

AVO has no ground-based volcano monitoring equipment on Bogoslof volcano. We continue to monitor satellite images, information from the Worldwide Lightning Location Network pertaining to volcanic-cloud lightning, and data from seismic and infrasound instruments on nearby islands for indications of volcanic activity.


TAKAWANGHA VOLCANO (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

Takawangha Volcano was taken to Aviation Color Code Yellow and Alert Level Advisory earlier today. The energetic earthquake swarm on Tanaga Island that began yesterday is ongoing but currently decreasing. Earthquakes continue to be located within 6 to 7 km of Takawangha Volcano. The seismicity has waxed and waned over the past 24 hours. No volcanic activity has been detected at the volcano in satellite data.

PAVLOF VOLCANO (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

Nothing significant was detected in seismic or pressure sensor data during the past 24 hours. Cloudy satellite and web camera images of the volcano over the past day showed nothing noteworthy.

The degree of unrest at Pavlof can change quickly. A return to eruptive activity can occur with with little or no warning.


CLEVELAND VOLCANO (VNUM #311240)
52°49'20" N 169°56'42" W, Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Nothing of note has been observed in cloudy satellite and web camera views of Cleveland volcano over the past day. No significant activity was observed in seismic or pressure sensor data during the past 24 hours.

OTHER ALASKA VOLCANOES

Other Alaska volcanoes show no signs of significant unrest: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/

AVO scientists conduct daily checks of earthquake activity at all seismically-monitored volcanoes, examine web camera and satellite images for evidence of airborne ash and elevated surface temperatures, and consult other monitoring data as needed.

For definitions of Aviation Color Codes and Volcano Alert Levels, see: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/color_codes.php

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

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

Jeff Freymueller, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
jfreymueller@alaska.edu (907) 322-4085

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.