Pavlof , Alaska : AVO is lowering the aviation color code to GREEN and the Volcano Alert Level to NORMAL..

Pavlof , Alaska : AVO is  lowering the aviation color code to GREEN and the Volcano Alert Level to NORMAL..

AVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice

Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL
Previous Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY

Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN
Previous Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
Location: N 55 deg 25 min W 161 deg 53 min
Elevation: 8261 ft (2518 m)

Volcanic Activity Summary: Seismic activity at Pavlof Volcano has continued to decrease over the past two weeks and no anomalous activity has been detected in satellite data since weakly elevated surface temperatures were seen on April 8. AVO is therefore lowering the aviation color code to GREEN and the Volcano Alert Level to NORMAL.

Pauses in eruptive activity lasting days to weeks have occurred during past eruptive episodes of Pavlof Volcano. A return to robust eruptive activity remains possible and could occur with little or no warning. AVO will continue daily routine monitoring efforts using seismic, infrasound (pressure sensor) and satellite data.

Remarks: Pavlof Volcano is a snow- and ice-covered stratovolcano located on the southwestern end of the Alaska Peninsula about 953 km (592 mi) southwest of Anchorage. The volcano is about 7 km (4.4 mi) in diameter and has active vents on the north and east sides close to the summit. With over 40 historic eruptions, it is one of the most consistently active volcanoes in the Aleutian arc. Eruptive activity is generally characterized by sporadic Strombolian lava fountaining continuing for a several-month period. Ash plumes as high as 49,000 ft ASL have been generated by past eruptions of Pavlof, and during the 2013 eruption, ash plumes as high as 27,000 feet above sea level extending as much as 500 km (310 mi) beyond the volcano were generated. The nearest community, Cold Bay, is located 60 km (37 miles) to the southwest of Pavlof.

April 23 , 2016.Pavlof , Alaska :

Source : AVO

Photo : May 18, 2013 12:00 AM , Chesley, Theo

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