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Friday, Aug 05, 2016
AVO lowered the alert level of the volcano back to advisory and the Aviation Color Code to yellow and declared that "the eruptive activity that was observed intermittently since July 28 has ended or paused. ... [more]
avlof Volcano on 28 July 2016, showing an ash and steam cloud drifting to the northeast (photo: Pavel Izbekov / AVO)
Friday, Jul 29, 2016
Weak eruptive activity has been observed at the volcano in the form of intense steaming and small ash emissions and the aviation color code was raised to orange yesterday. ... [more]
Map of Pavlov volcano and the Emmons Lake volcanic center on the Alaksa Peninsula. (Image Creator: Waythomas, Chris /Image courtesy of AVO/USGS)
Map of Pavlov volcano and the Emmons Lake volcanic center on the Alaksa Peninsula. (Image Creator: Waythomas, Chris /Image courtesy of AVO/USGS)
 

Pavlof volcano

Stratovolcano 2519 m / 8,264 ft
Alaska Peninsula, USA, 55.42°N / -161.89°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Last update: 5 Aug 2016
Typical eruption style: Explosive.
Pavlof volcano eruptions: 1762(?), 1790(?), 1817, 1825(?), 1838(?), 1844, 1846, 1852(?), 1866(?), 1880, 1886, 1892, 1894, 1901, 1903(?), 1906, 1914, 1917, 1922, 1924, 1929, 1936, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1958, 1960, 1966, 1973, 1974(?), 1975, 1980(Mar-May), 1980 (Jul)(?), 1980 (Nov), 1981, 1983 (Jul), 1983 (Nov-Dec), 1983, 1986, 1990, 1996, 2007 (Aug), 2013, 2014, 2016 No recent earthquakes
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Pavlov is the most active volcano of the Aleutian arc.

Background:

The 2519-m-high, largely snow-capped Holocene stratovolcano was constructed along a line of vents extending NE from the Emmons Lake caldera.
Pavlof and its twin volcano to the NE, 2142-m-high Pavlof Sister, form a dramatic pair of symmetrical, glacier-covered stratovolcanoes that tower above Pavlof and Volcano bays. A third cone, Little Pavolf, is a smaller volcano on the SW flank of Pavlof volcano, near the rim of Emmons Lake caldera. Unlike Pavlof Sister, Pavlof has been frequently active in historical time, typically producing strombolian to vulcanian explosive eruptions from the summit vents and occasional lava flows. The active vents lie near the summit on the north and east sides. The largest historical eruption of Pavlof took place in 1911, at the end of a 5-year-long eruptive episode; a fissure opened on the northern flank of the volcano, ejecting large blocks and issuing lava flows.
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Source: GVP (Global Volcanism Program), Pavlov information


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