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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT
U.S. Geological Survey
Saturday, December 31, 2016, 11:05 AM AKST (Saturday, December 31, 2016, 20:05 UTC)
53°55'38" N 168°2'4" W,
Summit Elevation 492 ft (150 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
Current Aviation Color Code: RED
Following last night's explosion at 22:30 AKST (07:30 UTC Dec 31), Bogoslof volcano remains restless. Infrasound (pressure) data from Dillingham detected renewed activity starting at 14:00 UTC. These signals are weaker than previous explosions, but fairly continuous, suggesting ongoing activity. Windy conditions at nearby islands are currently limiting our ability to detect seismic signals associated with this activity. Regional clouds remain at 25,000 ft asl, and no volcanic plume has been seen above this height.
Due to the unpredictability of the situation, the Aviation Color Code remains RED and the Volcano Alert Level WARNING.
AVO has no ground-based volcano monitoring equipment on Bogoslof volcano. We continue to monitor satellite images, data from distant seismic and infrasound instruments, and information from the Worldwide Lightning Location Network for indications of significant activity.
OTHER ALASKA VOLCANOES
Other Alaska volcanoes show no signs of significant unrest: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/
AVO scientists conduct daily checks of earthquake activity at all seismically-monitored volcanoes, examine web camera and satellite images for evidence of airborne ash and elevated surface temperatures, and consult other monitoring data as needed.
For definitions of Aviation Color Codes and Volcano Alert Levels, see: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/color_codes.php
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Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
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Janet Schaefer, Acting Coordinating Scientist, DGGS
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