(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)
(2) Issued: (20170827/2340Z)
(3) Volcano: Bogoslof (VNUM #311300)
(4) Current Color Code: ORANGE
(5) Previous Color Code: ORANGE
(6) Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory
(7) Notice Number:
(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: A brief explosive eruption began at Bogoslof volcano at 23:08 UTC (15:08 AKDT) on August 27 and lasted about two minutes. No ash cloud has been detected as of yet in satellite data, but volcanic ash emission likely occurred based on seismic and infrasound data. Signal strengths suggest that the cloud is likely below 20,000 ft asl. Winds are towards the southeast.

The Aviation Color Code remains at ORANGE and the Volcano Alert Level remains at WATCH. AVO is evaluating all data sources and will provide more information as it becomes available.
(12) Volcanic cloud height: None detected yet.
(13) Other volcanic cloud information: winds toward southeast
(14) Remarks: Please see the NWS AAWU at http://www.weather.gov/aawu/sigmets for updated information on aviation warning messages.
(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: WATCH

Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Issued: Sunday, August 27, 2017, 3:40 PM AKDT
Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory
Notice Number:
Location: N 53 deg 55 min W 168 deg 2 min
Elevation: 492 ft (150 m)
Area: Aleutians

Volcanic Activity Summary: A brief explosive eruption began at Bogoslof volcano at 23:08 UTC (15:08 AKDT) on August 27 and lasted about two minutes. No ash cloud has been detected as of yet in satellite data, but volcanic ash emission likely occurred based on seismic and infrasound data. Signal strengths suggest that the cloud is likely below 20,000 ft asl. Winds are towards the southeast.

The Aviation Color Code remains at ORANGE and the Volcano Alert Level remains at WATCH. AVO is evaluating all data sources and will provide more information as it becomes available.


Recent Observations:
[Volcanic cloud height] None detected yet.
[Other volcanic cloud information] winds toward southeast
[Lava flow/dome] N/A
[Lava flow] N/A

Remarks: Please see the NWS AAWU at http://www.weather.gov/aawu/sigmets for updated information on aviation warning messages.

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

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


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.