|(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)|
|(3) Volcano:||Semisopochnoi (VNUM #311060)|
|(4) Current Color Code:||ORANGE|
|(5) Previous Color Code:||YELLOW|
|(6) Source:||Alaska Volcano Observatory|
|(7) Notice Number:||2021/A274|
|(8) Volcano Location:||N 51 deg 55 min E 179 deg 35 min|
|(10) Summit Elevation:||2625 ft (800 m)|
|(11) Volcanic Activity Summary:||Several small explosions were detected in regional infrasound data earlier today and a small ash cloud was observed in a satellite image from 15:21 (23:21 UTC) on May 17. As a result AVO is raising the Color Code to Orange and the Alert Level to Watch.
Small eruptions producing minor ash deposits within the vicinity of the active north crater of Mount Cerberus and ash clouds under 10,000 ft above sea level are typical of recent activity at Semisopochnoi. Weather clouds up to 15,000 ft above sea level currently obscure the volcano.
|(12) Volcanic cloud height:||unknown|
|(13) Other volcanic cloud information:||Small ash clouds are likely being generated during explosions and are likely under 10,000 ft asl.|
|(14) Remarks:||Semisopochnoi is monitored by satellite data, regional infrasound, and lightning detection instruments. An infrasound array on Adak Island may detect explosive emissions from Semisopochnoi with a slight delay (approximately 13 minutes) if atmospheric conditions permit.|
|(15) Contacts:||Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
email@example.com (907) 786-7497
David Fee, Coordinating Scientist, UAF
firstname.lastname@example.org (907) 322-4085
|(16) 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|
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