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AVO VOLCANO ACTIVITY NOTIFICATION
AVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice

Volcano: Semisopochnoi (VNUM #311060)

Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Previous Volcano Alert Level: WATCH

Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
Previous Aviation Color Code: ORANGE


Issued: Friday, July 8, 2022, 9:03 AM AKDT
Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory
Notice Number: 2022/A744
Location: N 51 deg 55 min E 179 deg 35 min
Elevation: 2625 ft (800 m)
Area: Aleutians

Volcanic Activity Summary:

No ash emissions or explosive activity have been detected at Semisopochnoi since June 12. Seismic activity continues, but at low levels. Thus the Aviation Color Code and Volcano Alert Level are being lowered to YELLOW/ADVISORY.  

Steaming and sulfur dioxide emissions from the active north crater of Mount Cerberus continue.

Small eruptions producing minor ash deposits within the vicinity of the active north crater of Mount Cerberus and ash clouds usually under 10,000 ft (3 km) above sea level have characterized the recent activity and could begin again with little warning. 

Semisopochnoi is monitored by local seismic and infrasound sensors, satellite data, web cameras, and remote infrasound and lightning networks.



Recent Observations:
[Volcanic cloud height] none since June 12, 2022
[Other volcanic cloud information] Steam and sulfur dioxide emissions from the active north crater of Mount Cerberus continue
[Ballistics] none
[Lava flow/dome] none
[Lava flow] none

Hazard Analysis:
[General hazards] Explosive activity and ash emissions at Semisopochnoi could increase again at any time.

Remarks:

Semisopochnoi is monitored by a local seismic and infrasound network, local web cameras, regional lightning and infrasound sensors, and satellite data.



Contacts:

Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS mcoombs@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

David Fee, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI dfee1@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: (20220708/1703Z)
(3) Volcano: Semisopochnoi (VNUM #311060)
(4) Current Color Code: YELLOW
(5) Previous Color Code: ORANGE
(6) Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory
(7) Notice Number: 2022/A744
(8) Volcano Location: N 51 deg 55 min E 179 deg 35 min
(9) Area: Aleutians
(10) Summit Elevation: 2625 ft (800 m)
(11) Volcanic Activity Summary:

No ash emissions or explosive activity have been detected at Semisopochnoi since June 12. Seismic activity continues, but at low levels. Thus the Aviation Color Code and Volcano Alert Level are being lowered to YELLOW/ADVISORY.  

Steaming and sulfur dioxide emissions from the active north crater of Mount Cerberus continue.

Small eruptions producing minor ash deposits within the vicinity of the active north crater of Mount Cerberus and ash clouds usually under 10,000 ft (3 km) above sea level have characterized the recent activity and could begin again with little warning. 

Semisopochnoi is monitored by local seismic and infrasound sensors, satellite data, web cameras, and remote infrasound and lightning networks.

(12) Volcanic cloud height: none since June 12, 2022
(13) Other volcanic cloud information: Steam and sulfur dioxide emissions from the active north crater of Mount Cerberus continue
(14) Remarks:

Semisopochnoi is monitored by a local seismic and infrasound network, local web cameras, regional lightning and infrasound sensors, and satellite data.

(15) Contacts:

Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS mcoombs@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

David Fee, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI dfee1@alaska.edu (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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