Alaska's Pavlof volcano ends 11-year repose

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
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After an 11‐year period of repose, Pavlof volcano on the Alaska Peninsula (Figure 1) began an episode of Strombolian eruption lasting 31 days, from 14 August to 13 September 2007.

The eruption began abruptly on 14 August after a minor increase in seismicity the previous day. Nearly continuous lava fountaining, explosions, and lahars caused by minor disruption of the ice and snow cover on the volcano characterized the eruption. The eruption also produced diffuse ash plumes that reached 5–6 kilometers above sea level, but the plumes were too small and did not extend high enough to affect local or regional air travel. Melting of snow and ice on the upper part of the edifice by hot debris avalanches and lava resulted in numerous lahars that entered the sea and inundated a 2×106 square meter area on the volcanos southern slope.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Alaska's Pavlof volcano ends 11-year repose
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
DOI 10.1029/2008EO230002
Volume 89
Issue 23
Year Published 2008
Language English
Publisher AGU
Contributing office(s) Volcano Hazards Program
Description 3 p.
First page 209
Last page 211
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