Printer friendly versionAVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 2:31 PM AKST
Alaska Volcano Observatory
N 53 deg 55 min W 168 deg 2 min
492 ft (150 m)
Volcanic Activity Summary: Several lightning strikes north of Bogoslof suggest that an eruption occurred around 14:09 AKST (23:09 UTC). High winds due to a storm in the area are hindering our ability to detect the eruption in seismic data. No volcanic cloud visible in satellite data at this time. We will put out more information as it becomes available.
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.
[Volcanic cloud height] not available
[Other volcanic cloud information] not available
Status of the ash cloud can be found at the Alaska Aviation Weather Unit website at http://aawu.arh.noaa.gov/
Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
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Jeff Freymueller, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
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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.