Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY INFORMATION STATEMENTFriday, October 5, 2007 11:35 AM AKDT (Friday, October 5, 2007 19:35 UTC)PAVLOF VOLCANO
55°25'2" N 161°53'37" W, Summit Elevation 8261 ft (2518 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL
Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN
The current eruption at Pavlof ended on September 13 and no lava or ash emission has occurred since that time. AVO is lowering the aviation color code and volcano alert level to GREEN
Seismicity is at background levels. Satellite images and web camera views of the volcano show no evidence of continuing ash or lava emission.
Rockfalls and small avalanches of debris on the southeast flank of the volcano may continue intermittently. Drainages leading away from the south flank of Pavlof are susceptible to small lahars or mudflows as long as hot material remains high on the slopes of the volcano where it could mix with ice and snow.
Pavlof has, in past eruptions, resumed eruptive activity after pauses as long as 55 days, and AVO continues to monitor the volcano closely for signs of renewed activity. We expect hours to days of increased seismicity prior to a return to eruption. See www.avo.alaska.edu for the most up to date information on Pavlof and other Alaskan volcanoes.
Pavlof volcano is located on the southwestern end of the Alaska Peninsula. Pavlof is a stratovolcano which rises to an elevation of 8262 feet. With almost 40 historic eruptions, it is one of the most consistently active volcanos in the Aleutian arc. Eruptive activity is generally characterized by sporadic strombolian fountaining continuing for a several-month period.