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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT
U.S. Geological Survey
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 7:03 AM AKST (Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 16:03 UTC)
53°55'38" N 168°2'4" W,
Summit Elevation 492 ft (150 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
AVO detected a gradual increase in seismic activity Bogoslof volcano this morning beginning about 4:22 AKST (13:22 UTC). This continued as a series of discrete events until about 5:30 AKST (14:30 UTC) when a steadily increasing tremor signal was detected. The tremor persisted for 50 minutes until about 6:20 AKST (15:20 UTC) and since then the seismicity has declined to low levels. There were no lightning strokes detected during this seismic increase, and no obvious volcanic cloud was seen in satellite though the area was partly obscured by weather clouds below about 18,000 ft asl.
The Aviation Color Code remains at ORANGE and the Alert Level remains at WATCH.
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.
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Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
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