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Stratovolcano 2519 m / 8,264 ft
Alaska Peninsula, USA, 55.42°N / -161.89°W
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5)
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
Typical eruption style:
Pavlof volcano news & activity updates:
Fri, 5 Aug 2016, 06:27
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. Read more...
Fri, 29 Jul 2016, 07:11
avlof Volcano on 28 July 2016, showing an ash and steam cloud drifting to the northeast (photo: Pavel Izbekov / AVO)
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. Read more... read all
Thu, 21 Jul 2016, 07:48
Seismic recording from Pavlof volcano PVV station (AVO / USGS)
Seismic activity of the volcano has increased again during the past 48 hours. Satellite data show at least some small ash emissions have taken place although the Alaska Volcano Observatory does not speak of a new eruption taking place (such ash emissions could be related to collapses in the crater etc without new magma erupting). Read more...
Wed, 13 Jul 2016, 15:44
The Alaska Volcano Observatory reported minor ash emissions from the volcano yesterday from around 13:00 local time, producing small plumes of a few 100 meters and and extending a few miles to the SW. Read more... read all
Sat, 2 Jul 2016, 08:08
Seismic recording from Pavlof volcano showing the increase today - PVV station (AVO / USGS)
The alert level of the volcano was raised (yellow on the USGS 4 color scale) as a new phase of activity could have started. Read more... read all
Fri, 17 Jun 2016, 12:05
The status of the volcano was lowered back to green (normal) on 17 June, after no more signs of activity or significant unrest had been detected in a while. Read more... read all
Sat, 14 May 2016, 06:04
Current seismic trace of PVV station at Pavlof volcano (AVO)
Based on seismic data, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) assumes that a new eruption could have started at the volcano yesterday evening; the volcano's alert code was raised from "normal" to "watch" and the Aviation Color code from green to orange. Read more... read all
Sat, 23 Apr 2016, 08:25
Seismic activity at the 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. Read more...
Fri, 8 Apr 2016, 14:46
The most recent eruption (or eruptive phase) of the volcano that had begun on 27 March lasted only a few days; after no more activity had been observed for a week, AVO lowered the alert level back to Yellow on 6 April. Read more... read all
Thu, 31 Mar 2016, 16:37
The eruption of the volcano has "greatly diminished in intensity over the past day", AVO reported: Read more... read all
Tue, 29 Mar 2016, 06:58
Eruption of Pavlof on 28 March 2016 (image: Almandmoss, Nahshon / Alaska Coast Guard / AVO)
A new eruption started at the volcano abruptly Sunday (27 Mar) afternoon at 16:16 local time (00:18 UTC). An explosive eruption with lava fountaining produced an ash plume that quickly rose to approx. 20,000 ft elevation (6 km) and the Aviation Color code was raised to red. Read more... read all
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