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AVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice

Volcano: Pavlof (VNUM #312030)

Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Previous Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL

Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Previous Aviation Color Code: GREEN

Issued: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 11:36 AM AKDT (20140531/1936Z)
Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory
Notice Number: 2014/A5
Location: N 55 deg 25 min W 161 deg 53 min
Elevation: 8261 ft (2518 m)
Area: Alaska Peninsula Alaska

Volcanic Activity Summary: Elevated surface temperatures were detected at the summit of Pavlof volcano in satellite imagery this morning suggesting that the volcano is experiencing a low-level eruption with lava at the surface. A low level steam plume is visible in satellite imagery and in the FAA web camera located in Cold Bay. A pilot reported a gas and ash plume drifting north at 7,000 to 8,000 feet above sea level. Based on these observations AVO is raising the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Volcano Alert Level to WATCH for Pavlof volcano.

Recent Observations:
[Volcanic cloud height] Unknown
[Other volcanic cloud information] Unknown


Contacts: John Power, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS

jpower@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497



Jeff Freymeuller, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI

jeff.freymueller@gi.alaska.edu (907) 322-4085

Next Notice: A new VAN will be issued if conditions change significantly or alert levels are modified. While a VAN is in effect, regularly scheduled updates are posted at
http://www.avo.alaska.edu

The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a cooperative program of the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.
(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)
(2) Issued:20140531/1936Z
(3) Volcano:Pavlof (VNUM #312030)
(4) Current Color Code:ORANGE
(5) Previous Color Code:green
(6) Source:Alaska Volcano Observatory
(7) Notice Number:2014/A5
(8) Volcano Location:N 55 deg 25 min W 161 deg 53 min
(9) Area:Alaska Peninsula Alaska
(10) Summit Elevation:8261 ft (2518 m)
(11) Volcanic Activity Summary:Elevated surface temperatures were detected at the summit of Pavlof volcano in satellite imagery this morning suggesting that the volcano is experiencing a low-level eruption with lava at the surface. A low level steam plume is visible in satellite imagery and in the FAA web camera located in Cold Bay. A pilot reported a gas and ash plume drifting north at 7,000 to 8,000 feet above sea level. Based on these observations AVO is raising the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Volcano Alert Level to WATCH for Pavlof volcano.
(12) Volcanic cloud height:Unknown
(13) Other volcanic cloud information:Unknown
(14) Contacts:John Power, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS

jpower@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497



Jeff Freymeuller, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI

jeff.freymueller@gi.alaska.edu (907) 322-4085
(15) Next Notice:A new VAN will be issued if conditions change significantly or alert levels are modified. While a VAN is in effect, regularly scheduled updates are posted at
http://www.avo.alaska.edu