Daily Archives: 19 May 2013


Pavlof Erupts

Pavlof Erupts 5:18:13

Photo courtesy of AVO; photographer Theo Chesley

The Pavlof Volcano, out on the Alaska Peninsula, has been getting testy lately.  Ash plumes have occasionally risen to 20,000 feet, and pilots have stated that the volcano was shooting lava fountains 200′ above the summit.

Pavlof Lava Fountain

Photo courtesy of AVO; photographer Rachel Kremer

Pavlof is the second Alaskan volcano to go Code Orange at this time.  Mount Cleveland is also shooting off some steam & ash.  So far neither volcano has had a dramatic effect on air traffic, although AVO stresses that could change at any time, especially with Pavlof.