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Pavlof volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Wednesday, Mar 04, 2020
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported that seismic activity has decreased at the volcano over the past several weeks. No eruptive activity or emissions from the summit have been observed since minor steam emissions in late February. ... [more]
Pavlof volcano visible from space captured by satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Monday, Feb 24, 2020
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported that the seismic unrest continues at the volcano. This event is not associated with eruptive activity. ... [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: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Last update: 4 Mar 2020 (decreased seismic activity)
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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