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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)
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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:
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Pavlof volcano news & activity updates:

Pavlof volcano (Alaska): increased seismic activity, pilot report of possible ash emissions

Thu, 8 Jun 2017, 07:18
07:18 AM | BY: T
The volcano has been showing increased seismic activity over the past several days, and there might be minor eruptive activity occurring, as the Alaska Volcano Observatory noted:
"... there has been an increase in low-frequency earthquake activity at Pavlof. Such increases are sometimes seen prior to eruptive episodes, however in other cases they decline without eruptive activity.
"In addition, several short duration tremor-bursts have been observed today, and AVO received a pilot report of a possible ash cloud this afternoon. Infrasound data from local instruments on Pavlof and from a more distant network in Sand Point do not show any evidence of significant explosive activity.
"Precursory activity prior to eruptions of Pavlof are always very subtle, thus, on the basis of these observations we are increasing the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Alert Level to Advisory." (AVO)
Previous news
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 all
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 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 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
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 all

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