Pavlof Volcano stills

August 9, 2013


Pavlof Volcano, June 2013The Alaska Volcano Observatory issued a Volcanic Activity Notice yesterday, indicating the Current Volcano Alert Level has changed to NORMAL for Pavlof Volcano:


"Since June 26, 2013, no lava or ash emissions have occurred at Pavlof Volcano and the volcano has exhibited gradually declining levels of unrest. Seismicity is now at background levels and satellite images and web camera views of the volcano show no evidence of continuing lava or ash emission. Consequently, AVO is lowering the Aviation Color to Code to GREEN and the Volcano Alert to NORMAL.


Pavlof Volcano is a stratovolcano located on the southwestern end of the Alaska Peninsula. The volcano stands at 8,262 feet and has had almost 40 historic eruptions. Cold Bay is the nearest community to the volcano, located about 37 miles southwest of it.


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PHOTO CAPTION/CREDIT: Pictured is Pavlof on July 16, 2013. Image courtesy of AVO/USGS.