Mt. Redoubt Volcano

Mt. Redoubt Volcano - Current Update


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Mt. Redoubt Volcano Statistics

  • Type:  Stratovolcano
  • Seismically Monitored:  Yes
  • Distance:  103 mi (166 km) from Anchorage
  • Elevation:  10197 ft (3108 m)
  • Latitude:  60.4852° N
  • Longitude:  152.7438° W
  • Quadrangle:  Kenai
  • Most Recent Activity:  March 15, 2009
  • CAVW Number:  1103-03-

Mt.Redoubt Volcano Location

Redoubt Volcano Location

Description

From Miller et al (1998): "Redoubt Volcano is a steep-sided cone about 10 km in diameter at its base and with a volume of 30-35 cubic kilometers. The volcano is composed of intercalated pyroclastic deposits and lava flows and rests on Mesozoic granitic rocks of the Alaska-Aleutian Range batholith (Till and others, 1993; 1994). It has been moderately dissected by the action of numerous alpine glaciers. A 1.8-km-wide, ice-filled summit crater is breached on the north side by a northward-flowing glacier, informally known as the Drift Glacier, which spreads into a piedmont lobe in the upper Drift River Valley. The most recently active vent is located on the north side of the crater at the head of the Drift glacier. Holocene lahar deposits in the Crescent River and Drift River valleys extend downstream as far as Cook Inlet."




 Alaska Volcano Observatory Current Update

U.S. Geological Survey
Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 1:09 PM AKDT (Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 21:09 UTC)
BOGOSLOF VOLCANO (VNUM #311300)
53°55'38" N 168°2'4" W, Summit Elevation 492 ft (150 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color code: ORANGE

Unrest continues at Bogoslof Volcano. Some minor explosions were detected in infrasound (air pressure) data this morning at about 4:10 AKDT (12:10 UTC), but no significant activity resulted. Satellite data obtained today indicates that the lava dome within the intra-island lake just west of the 1992 lava, has grown to about 525 feet (160 m diameter) since August 20. The presence of a growing mound of lava has heralded the end of several past eruptions of Bogoslof. However, during some eruptive periods, lava effusion has been followed by additional explosions and dome destruction. If future explosions do occur, it is possible that the resulting volcanic cloud could be more ash-rich than those that have occurred thus far during the 2016-17 Bogoslof eruption.

The Aviation Color Code remains at ORANGE and the Alert Level remains at WATCH.

Bogoslof volcano remains at a heightened state of unrest and in an unpredictable condition. Activity can escalate quickly with explosions producing high-altitude (>15,000 ft) volcanic clouds with little to no detectable precursory activity. Some previous explosions have been preceded by an increase in earthquake activity that allowed for short-term forecasts of imminent significant explosive activity. Although we are able to detect energetic explosive activity in real-time, there can be a lag of tens of minutes until we can characterize the magnitude of the event and the altitude of the volcanic cloud. With existing data sources, AVO may not detect low-level unrest, including explosive activity. Such low-level periods of unrest and possible explosions could pose hazards near the volcano. A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) remains in effect over the volcano. Please see http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.html for the status of the TFR.

AVO has no ground-based volcano monitoring equipment on Bogoslof volcano. We continue to monitor volcanic activity with satellite images, seismic and infrasound instruments on nearby islands, and lightning data from the Worldwide Lightning Location Network.


CLEVELAND VOLCANO (VNUM #311240)
52°49'20" N 169°56'42" W, Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color code: ORANGE

Unrest continues at Cleveland Volcano. A roughly one-minute long explosion occurred this morning at 10:43 AKDT (18:43 UTC) that likely removed all or part of the lava flow observed on the floor of the summit crater in satellite data yesterday. The explosion signal was detected in seismic and infrasound data. Elevated surface temperatures at the summit also were observed in satellite data today, prior to the mid-morning explosion. Nothing of note was observed in web camera images throughout the afternoon and early evening yesterday.

Cleveland volcano is monitored with a limited real-time seismic network, which inhibits AVO's ability to detect precursory unrest that may lead to an explosive eruption. Rapid detection of an ash-producing eruption may be possible using a combination of seismic, infrasound, lightning, and satellite data.


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

No activity observed in mostly to partly cloudy satellite and web camera images. No significant activity has been detected in seismic and infrasound data over the past day.

The level of unrest at Pavlof can change quickly and the progression to eruptive activity can occur with little or no warning. We continue to monitor Pavlof closely and will provide any new information about the status of the volcano when or if it becomes available.




Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory




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