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Bogoslof volcano
Submarine volcano 150 m / 492 ft
United States, Aleutian Islands, 53.93°N / -168.03°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Bogoslof volcano eruptions:
2016-17, 1992, 1951 (?), 1931 (?), 1926-28, 1913, (?), 1909-10, 1908 (?), 1907, 1906, 1883, 1806, 1786
Typical eruption style:
explosive

Bogoslof volcano news & activity updates:

Bogoslof volcano (Aleutian Islands): spectacular satellite images show eruption column of 28 May 2017 explosion

Wed, 31 May 2017, 17:14
17:14 PM | BY: T
Bogoslof's eruption column with the white steam head entering the lower stratosphere on 28 May 2017 (image: Dave Schneider, USGS Volcanoes/AVO
Bogoslof's eruption column with the white steam head entering the lower stratosphere on 28 May 2017 (image: Dave Schneider, USGS Volcanoes/AVO
Lower part of the eruption column of Bogoslof's explosion (image: Dave Schneider, USGS Volcanoes/AVO
Lower part of the eruption column of Bogoslof's explosion (image: Dave Schneider, USGS Volcanoes/AVO
The Alaska Volcano Observatory published two spectacular satellite images (attached) showing the eruption column of the volcano's large explosion on 28 May (22:34 UTC).
The images were taken by Worldview satellite and show the initial development of the eruption cloud. "The eruption began about 18 minutes prior to this image and the cloud rose to an altitude in excess of 40,000 ft above sea level. The white color of the eruption cloud is due to the large amount of water that is incorporated into the eruption column as the vent is located in shallow water." (AVO)
Image data provided under the Digital Globe NextView License. Image credit Dave Schneider, USGS Volcanoes/AVO.
Previous news
Mon, 29 May 2017, 06:11
Another explosive eruption occurred yesterday evening at the volcano (at 14:16 AKDT local time or 22:16 UTC). It lasted about 50 minutes produced an ash cloud that rose to at least 35,000 ft, and possibly as high as 45,000 ft asl, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported: ... read all

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