Articles tagged "alaska volcanoes"

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Semisopochnoi Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code for Semisopochnoi volcano to Orange and the Volcano Alert Level to Watch on July 12, 2021. The decision was made due to the onset of continuous volcanic tremors and detections of explosive...

July 14, 2021

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Increased seismic activity at Gareloi volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Yellow, Alaska

A slight increase in seismic activity was observed at Gareloi volcano, Alaska on May 18, 2021, and beginning May 27 there has been a sustained increase in the rate and size of small volcanic earthquakes. Because the level of seismic activity is now above the...

June 08, 2021

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Explosive eruption at Great Sitkin, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Alaska

A short-lived explosive eruption began at Great Sitkin volcano, Alaska at 05:04 UTC on May 26, 2021, and lasted for about 1 to 2 minutes. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 05:30 UTC. This was the first significant explosion at the volcano since 1974. The...

May 26, 2021

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Explosions detected at Semisopochnoi volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

Several small explosions were detected at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska on May 18, 2021, and a small ash cloud was observed in a satellite image acquired at 23:21 UTC on May 17. As a result, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code to...

May 19, 2021

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Elevated temperatures and gas emissions at Great Sitkin volcano, Alaska

Above-background activity has been observed at the Great Sitkin volcano in Alaska, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory to raise the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Volcano Alert Level to Advisory on May 13, 2021. Elevated surface temperatures have been...

May 13, 2021

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Veniaminof volcano alert level raised after sensors detect small explosion, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Volcano Alert Level to Watch and the Aviation Color Code to Orange for Veniaminof volcano at 18:04 UTC on March 4, 2021. The last time this volcano erupted was in 2018 (VEI 1). According to Volcano Observatory...

March 04, 2021

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Renewed unrest at Semisopochnoi, alerts raised, Alaska

High-resolution satellite imagery acquired on February 6, 2021, showed a small ash deposit extending less than 3 km (1.8 miles) to the north from North Cerebus Crater on Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska, U.S. Steam emissions obscured views into the crater, the Alaska...

February 07, 2021

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Six Alaskan volcanoes may be part of one massive supervolcano

Six stratovolcanoes comprising the Islands of Four Mountains in Alaska's central Aleutian Islands may not be separate volcanoes, but instead a part of one enormous volcanic caldera system, according to scientists who presented the evidence at the American...

December 10, 2020

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Low-level seismicity continues at Korovin volcano, Alaska

Low-level seismicity continues at Korovin Volcano with no other signs of volcanic activity detected in infrasound sensors or partly cloudy satellite views, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported at 19:42 UTC on November 1, 2020. The last eruption at this...

November 02, 2020

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Increased earthquake activity at Makushin volcano, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) is recording increased earthquake activity at Makushin volcano over the past 2 weeks. In response, the observatory raised the Aviation Color Code to Yellow on June 15 and plans to continue close monitoring of seismic activity,...

July 01, 2020

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Alerts raised after increased seismicity under Veniaminof volcano, Alaska

Over the past several days there have been periods of seismic tremor and occasional earthquakes at Veniaminof volcano, forcing the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Volcano Alert Level to Advisory. The volcano has a...

June 19, 2020

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Alerts raised after significant earthquakes under Makushin volcano in Alaska, U.S.

Two earthquakes with magnitudes larger than 4.0 were registered in the vicinity of Makushin volcano, Alaska over the past 12 hours, representing a significant departure from background earthquake activity. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2005 (VEI...

June 16, 2020

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Surface lava, elevated seismicity at Shishaldin volcano - Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

A high-resolution satellite image today shows lava and what appears to be a new cone within the Shishaldin summit crater, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory to raise the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Alert Level to WATCH at 06:31 UTC on March 15, 2020....

March 16, 2020

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Continuous tremor at Semisopochnoi volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

Seismicity has been increasing over the last few days at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska and now is characterized by nearly continuous tremor and frequent small explosion signals. The situation represents a significant increase in activity and the Alaska Volcano...

March 16, 2020

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Eruptive activity resumes at Shishaldin volcano, lava flows on the NE flank, Alaska

Eruptive activity at Shishaldin volcano resumed on January 18, 2020, with lava flows visible on the NE flank. The Aviation Color Code remains Orange and Alert Level Watch since January 7. A weak plume, possibly containing a small quantity of ash, is visible in...

January 19, 2020

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Strong eruption at Shishaldin ends, Aviation Color Code lowered to Orange, Alaska

Ash cloud produced by the strong eruption at Shishaldin volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska at 14:10 UTC on January 7, 2020, reached 10 km (33 000 feet) above sea level before midnight UTC. Volcanic ash tops were raised from previously reported 7.6 km (25 000 feet)...

January 08, 2020

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Eruption at Shishaldin volcano, ash cloud to 7.3 km (24 000 feet) a.s.l., Alaska

A new eruption is taking place at Shishaldin volcano, Alaska on January 3, 2020, with ash cloud rising to 6 - 7.3 km (20 000 - 24 000 feet) above sea level at 21:00 UTC, drifting E-SE. According to Alaska Volcano Observatory, the level of seismicity has increased to...

January 03, 2020

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Sentinel-2 provides evidence of increasing eruptive activity at Mt. Shishaldin, Alaska

The eruption of Shishaldin Volcano that began in late July continues with low-level explosive activity near the summit and effusion of short lava flows, tha Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reports. Elevated seismicity and surface temperatures were recorded...

December 28, 2019

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Short-lived explosion at Shishaldin, heightened level of unrest, Alaska

A short-lived explosion occurred at Shishaldin volcano, Alaska, U.S. at 16:10 UTC (07:10 LT) on December 12, 2019. The eruption lasted about 3 minutes and produced an ash cloud up to 6 - 7.6 km (20 000 - 25 000 feet) above sea level, moving W-NW at 83 km/h (52 mph)....

December 12, 2019

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Eruption detected at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska

An eruption signature was detected at Semisopochnoi as strong tremor on local seismic and in regional infrasound networks on Adak Island, Alaska Volcano Observatory reported at 10:25 UTC on December 7, 2019. The event started at 09:26 UTC (00:26 AKST) on December 7...

December 07, 2019

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Significant increase of activity at Shishaldin volcano, fire-fountaining observed, Alaska

Activity at Shishaldin has increased significantly over the past day with fire-fountaining observed in web camera views throughout the evening and night, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported at 22:20 UTC on November 11, 2019. Strongly elevated surface...

November 12, 2019

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Lava effusion detected at Cleveland volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

Satellite data from the past day suggest that slow effusion of lava may have begun in the summit crater. Thus, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) is increasing the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Volcano Alert Level to WATCH on November 8, 2019. Highly...

November 08, 2019

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Eruption at Shishaldin continues, lava flowing beyond the summit crater, Alaska

Low-level eruptive activity continues at Shishaldin Volcano. Two stalled lava flows extend beyond the summit crater up to 1.8 km (1.1 miles) down the northwest flank, and satellite data show trace ash deposits on the north flank and a lahar extending at least 4 km...

November 03, 2019

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Lava flows, large lahar at Shishaldin volcano, Alaska

Satellite data from the past day show that lava now fills the Shishaldin's summit crater and is beginning to flow over the northern crater rim in two locations, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported at 20:07 UTC on October 24, 2019. One 200 m (600 feet) long...

October 25, 2019

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Small explosion signals at Pavlof volcano, alerts raised, Alaska

Small explosion signals from Pavlof volcano have been detected on the infrasound network located at Sand Point and on the local seismic network on October 19, 2019. It is unknown if the explosions produced any volcanic ash, but their small size suggests any hazard...

October 20, 2019

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Active lava lake at Shishaldin volcano, Aviation Color Code Orange, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code from Yellow to Orange and the Alert Level from Advisory to Watch at Shishaldin volcano on July 24, 2019. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2015 (VEI 1). Field crews reported an...

July 24, 2019

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Strong tremor signal at Semisopochnoi volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

Elevated seismicity that began under Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska on July 17, 2019, increased overnight and was followed by a stronger tremor signal recorded at 07:39 UTC, July 18. In addition, an infrasound signal was produced on an infrasound array located 260 km...

July 18, 2019

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Vigorous steam plume at Pavlof volcano, alerts raised, Alaska

Low-frequency seismic tremor and vigorous steam plume have been observed at Pavlof volcano, Alaska over the past 2 days, forcing the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the Aviation Color Code and Alert Level to Yellow/Advisory on May 15, 2019. The...

May 16, 2019

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New lava dome observed in the summit crater of Cleveland volcano, alerts raised

A new lava dome was observed in the summit crater of Cleveland volcano prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory to upgrade the Color Code/Alert Level to ORANGE/WATCH on January 17, 2019. No explosive activity has been detected or observed in seismic or infrasound...

January 18, 2019

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Short-lived explosion at Cleveland volcano, ash to 5.2 km (17 000 feet), Alaska

A short-lived explosion was detected at Cleveland volcano early December 29, 2018. Ash cloud was reported rising up to 5.2 km (17 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code remains Orange since December 12. Local seismic sensors recorded a short-lived...

December 29, 2018

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Significant increase in ash emissions at Veniaminof, Aviation Color Code Red, Alaska

Ash emissions at Veniaminof volcano increased significantly on November 21, 2018, forcing Alaska Volcano Observatory to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red and Volcano Alert Level to Warning. Veniaminof is generating a plume of ash up to 4.6 km (15 000 feet) above...

November 22, 2018

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Eruptive events detected at Semisopochnoi, alerts raised to Orange/Watch, Alaska

Strong seismic tremor consistent with an eruption was recorded at Semisopochnoi volcano starting at 04:47 UTC (20:47 AKDT) on October 26, 2018. Satellite data through 05:00 UTC showed a small ash cloud at about 3.6 km (12 000 feet) above sea level, the Alaska...

October 28, 2018

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Veniaminof continues erupting, lava flow observed, Alaska

Veniaminof volcano continues to erupt, feeding a lava flow confined to the ice-filled summit caldera, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reports. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 2013. While no significant ash emissions were observed, elevated...

September 12, 2018

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Veniaminof volcano alert levels raised, the last eruption of this volcano took place in 2013, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code to Orange and the Volcano Alert Level to Watch for Veniaminof volcano at 21:29 UTC on September 4, 2018. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 2013. The decision to raise alerts...

September 05, 2018

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Elevated seismicity under Great Sitkin volcano, alerts raised again, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the Aviation Color Code and Alert Level for Great Sitkin stratovolcano to Yellow/Advisory on July 1, 2018, following another increase in the number of earthquakes under the volcano. The last known eruptive episode of this...

July 01, 2018

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Alerts raised for Cleveland volcano after detection of small lava flow, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has raised the Aviation Color Code for Cleveland volcano from Yellow to Orange on June 26, 2018, after detection of small lava flow inside summit crater. The last detected explosive activity at Cleveland volcano occurred May 5, 2018....

June 27, 2018

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Elevated earthquake activity, possible steam explosion at Great Sitkin volcano, Alaska

Seismicity at Alaska's Great Sitkin volcano has been at elevated levels over the past couple of days, followed by a signal that may represent a short-lived steam explosion on June 11. The last known eruption of this stratovolcano took place in 1974. Seismicity...

June 10, 2018

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Explosion at Cleveland volcano, alert level raised to Orange

A small explosion took place at 05:49 UTC at Cleveland volcano, Alaska on May 5, 2018. A small ash cloud was produced rising up to 6.7 km (22 000 feet) above sea level, drifting to the southeast. A few small earthquakes were also recorded at the volcano during the...

May 05, 2018

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New explosion detected at Cleveland volcano, alerts raised

A new explosion was detected on Alaska's Cleveland volcano on April 4, 2018, prompting authorities to raise the Alert Level to Watch and the Aviation Color Code to Orange. It was a small explosion, detected using local seismic and infrasound sensors at 11:55 UTC...

April 04, 2018

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Explosion at Cleveland volcano, ash to 6 km (20 000 feet) a.s.l.

A new explosion was detected at Cleveland volcano, Alaska at 13:20 UTC on December 13, 2017. AVO raised the Aviation Color Code back to Orange. The explosion produced an eruption cloud that was observed in satellite data to an altitude of 6 km (20 000 feet) a.s.l....

December 13, 2017