Pavlof volcano news & activity updates:
Pavlof volcano (Alaska Peninsula): new eruption confirmed
Fri, 29 Jul 2016, 07:1107:11 AM | BY: T
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.
avlof Volcano on 28 July 2016, showing an ash and steam cloud drifting to the northeast (photo: Pavel Izbekov / AVO)
Most likely, the summit crater vent is currently producing strombolian-type activity, possibly along with the effusion of lava flows. Seismic activity has been elevated.
According to the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO), "vigorous steam degassing was observed in web camera images from Cold Bay (35 miles or 60 km SW) and Black Hills (20 miles or 35 km NNE) this morning. Satellite observations and pilot reports indicate minor amounts of ash associated with the steam cloud at an altitude of less than 15,000 ft (4.5 km) above sea level."
"Activity is currently at relatively low levels. An increase in eruptive activity is possible and could occur with little or no warning. AVO will continue to monitor the volcano closely."
Thu, 21 Jul 2016, 07:48
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 all
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 all
Sat, 2 Jul 2016, 08:08
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 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 all
Sat, 14 May 2016, 06:04
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 all