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AVO VOLCANO ACTIVITY NOTIFICATION
(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)
(2) Issued: (20170131/0725Z)
(3) Volcano: Bogoslof (VNUM #311300)
(4) Current Color Code: RED
(5) Previous Color Code: ORANGE
(6) Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory
(7) Notice Number: 2017/A82
(8) Volcano Location: N 53 deg 55 min W 168 deg 2 min
(9) Area: Aleutians
(10) Summit Elevation: 492 ft (150 m)
(11) Volcanic Activity Summary: Bursts of explosive activity that began at 5:20 UTC are continuing and intensifying. More than 10 short-duration explosions have been detected in seismic, infrasound and lightning data. Several discrete volcanic clouds have been observed in satellite data. The intensity of these events are increasing, as is the altitude of the volcanic clouds. Thus, AVO is raising the Aviation Color Code to RED and Alert level to Warning for Bogoslof volcano.

Satellite data through 07:00 UTC shows a volcanic cloud with an estimated altitude of 20,000 ft asl moving towards the east. Activity is ongoing and additional explosive events may occur. A status update will be issued as conditions warrant.
(12) Volcanic cloud height: 20,000
(13) Other volcanic cloud information: Moving towards the east
(14) Remarks: Please reference the National Weather Service Alaska Aviation Weather Unit for current information on the volcanic cloud movement. http://aawu.arh.noaa.gov/
(15) Contacts: Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
mcoombs@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

Jeff Freymueller, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
jfreymueller@alaska.edu (907) 322-4085
(16) Next Notice:

AVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice

Volcano: Bogoslof (VNUM #311300)

Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
Previous Volcano Alert Level: WATCH

Current Aviation Color Code: RED
Previous Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Issued: Monday, January 30, 2017, 10:25 PM AKST
Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory
Notice Number: 2017/A82
Location: N 53 deg 55 min W 168 deg 2 min
Elevation: 492 ft (150 m)
Area: Aleutians

Volcanic Activity Summary: Bursts of explosive activity that began at 5:20 UTC are continuing and intensifying. More than 10 short-duration explosions have been detected in seismic, infrasound and lightning data. Several discrete volcanic clouds have been observed in satellite data. The intensity of these events are increasing, as is the altitude of the volcanic clouds. Thus, AVO is raising the Aviation Color Code to RED and Alert level to Warning for Bogoslof volcano.

Satellite data through 07:00 UTC shows a volcanic cloud with an estimated altitude of 20,000 ft asl moving towards the east. Activity is ongoing and additional explosive events may occur. A status update will be issued as conditions warrant.


Recent Observations:
[Volcanic cloud height] 20,000
[Other volcanic cloud information] Moving towards the east

Remarks: Please reference the National Weather Service Alaska Aviation Weather Unit for current information on the volcanic cloud movement. http://aawu.arh.noaa.gov/

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

Jeff Freymueller, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
jfreymueller@alaska.edu (907) 322-4085

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