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Veniaminof volcano
Stratovolcano 2507 m / 8,225 ft
Alaska Peninsula, USA, 56.17°N / -159.38°W
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5) Veniaminof volcano eruptions:
1750 (?), 1830-38(?), 1838-39, 1874, 1892, 1930, 1939, 1939, 1944, 1956, 1983-84, 1984, 1987, 1993-94, 1995(?), 2002, 2004, 2006 (Mar), 2008 (Feb-Mar), 2013 (Jun-Oct), 2021 (Feb-ongoing)
Typical eruption style:
Explosive

Veniaminof volcano (Alaska): small eruption yesterday; Volcanic Alert Level raised to Orange

Fri, 5 Mar 2021, 08:53
08:53 AM | BY: MARTIN
Webcam image of Veniaminof volcano yesterday (image: AVO)
Webcam image of Veniaminof volcano yesterday (image: AVO)
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported that a small eruption producing minor ash emissions occurred from the summit crater starting around 05:13 local time yesterday.
Plume of ash rose to low altitude of 10,000 ft (3,000 m) and drifted S-SE as satellite imagery identified.
Fresh ash deposits are visible at the volcano's summit generated by the explosion.
Small ash content continued at the summit vent at 10:48 local time until visibility of the eruptive phase was limited due to dense clouds.
In addition, AVO recorded elevated surface temperatures detected in satellite data including continuous sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions.
The alert level for the volcano was raised to "orange".
Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory volcano activity update 5 March 2021

Previous news

Fri, 21 Aug 2020, 07:01
Veniaminof volcano from satellite on 18 August (image: Sentinel 2)
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported that the seismic tremor detected in June at the volcano has continued intermittently, but with decreasing frequency, and there have been no indications of surface change including increased temperatures or gas emissions. Tremor at the volcano in the past has sometimes preceded eruptions, but also can occur and persist for weeks to months and not result in an eruption. Current observations suggest activity has returned to near background, and thus the Aviation Color Code and the Volcano Alert Level are being decreased to Green/Normal. read all
Thu, 30 Jul 2020, 21:58
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) report low-level seismic unrest at Veniaminof volcano continues. No explosive activity was detected by regional infrasound sensors. A small steam plume was observed in a partly cloudy satellite image. ... read all
Fri, 19 Jun 2020, 06:32
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) recorded periods of seismic tremor at the volcano over the past days associated with occasional earthquakes. Tremor has not shown significant variations. ... read all
Wed, 7 Aug 2019, 12:05
On 2 August AVO noted that tremor had subsided, though low-level seismicity persisted at least through 6 August. Elevated surface temperatures were visible in satellite images. A small steam plume was also visible on 3 August. ... read all
Fri, 2 Aug 2019, 10:42
The alert level of the volcano was raised by the Alaska Volcano Observatory: read all
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