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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) 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:
Explosive.

Pavlof volcano news & activity updates:

Pavlof volcano (Alaska Peninsula): end of eruption declared, alert lowered

Fri, 8 Apr 2016, 14:46
14:46 PM | BY: T
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.
The possibility remains that activity resumes with little warning: "Pauses in vigorous eruptive activity of days to weeks are common during eruptive episodes of Pavlof Volcano. A return to robust eruptive activity remains possible and could occur with little or no warning." (AVO)

"Over the past week, seismicity at the volcano has remained at low levels and shows no indication of activity associated with ash emissions or lava effusion.
Satellite observations show no evidence for continuing eruptive activity. Thermal signals at the summit are occasionally visible, but are likely being generated by the cooling of previously erupted lava and debris.
The low levels of seismic activity and the lack of evidence for ash emissions or lava effusion indicate that the eruption has ended and thus AVO is lowering the Aviation color code and Volcano Alert Level to YELLOW/ADVISORY."

Previous news

Thu, 31 Mar 2016, 16:37
The eruption of the volcano has "greatly diminished in intensity over the past day", AVO reported: ... 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 all
Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 18:30
A small eruption Saturday night was reported by a pilot. Alaska Volcano Observatory has no indications of significant activity, but maintains alert level yellow. ... read all
Mon, 8 Dec 2014, 09:30
Steam plume from Pavlof volcano on 5 Dec (AVO)
Weak activity continues at the volcano. The volcano observatory showed photographs showing the volcano emitting a steam plume and reports seismic activity is still elevated. read all
Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 08:22
The Alaska Volcano Observatory concluded that "the most recent period of explosive eruptive activity at Pavlof Volcano has ended" and downgraded the volcano alert level again. ... read all

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