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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 1:22 PM AKST (Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 22:22 UTC)


GREAT SITKIN VOLCANO (VNUM #311120)
52°4'35" N 176°6'39" W, Summit Elevation 5709 ft (1740 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Clouds obscured satellite and webcam images at Great Sitkin over the last day, and only a few small local earthquakes were detected. Lava effusion probably continues. It remains possible that explosive activity could occur with little or no warning.

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


PAVLOF VOLCANO (VNUM #312030)
55°25'2" N 161°53'37" W, Summit Elevation 8261 ft (2518 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

A high-resolution satellite image yesterday showed a short lava flow from the active east vent on Pavlof and minor ash deposits on the south flank. No significant ash emissions were observed in clear webcam or satellite images, however, satellites did detect highly elevated surface temperatures consistent with the lava flow. Local seismometers and regional infrasound sensors detected ongoing seismic tremor but no explosions.

The small explosions associated with this eruption could happen at any time and may be accompanied by small ash plumes within the immediate vicinity of the volcano. The level of unrest at Pavlof can change quickly and the progression to more significant eruptive activity can occur with little or no warning.

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


SEMISOPOCHNOI VOLCANO (VNUM #311060)
51°55'44" N 179°35'52" E, Summit Elevation 2625 ft (800 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Local seismic and infrasound instruments continue to detect intermittent small explosions from Mount Cerberus on Semisopochnoi. Clouds obscured observations from webcam and satellite images, however, these small explosive events typically result in low-level ash emissions.

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. Small explosions and associated ash emissions may continue and could be difficult to detect, especially when thick cloud cover obscures the volcano.

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


DAVIDOF VOLCANO (VNUM #311040)
51°57'15" N 178°19'34" E, Summit Elevation 1076 ft (328 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Detection of small earthquakes in the vicinity of Davidof volcano continued over the last day. This earthquake swarm began Monday, January 24, and may be associated with volcanic unrest, or could be due to regional tectonic activity. No sign of surface activity was visible in cloudy satellite images.

There is no real-time seismic monitoring network at Davidof volcano. The closest seismometers are approximately 9 miles (15 km) to the east of the volcano on Little Sitkin Island. Davidof is also monitored by satellite data and remote infrasound and lightning networks.


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