(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)
(2) Issued:(20131017/2318Z)
(3) Volcano:Veniaminof (CAVW# 1102-07-)
(4) Current Color Code:YELLOW
(5) Previous Color Code:orange
(6) Source:Alaska Volcano Observatory
(7) Notice Number:2013/A20
(8) Volcano Location:N 56 deg 11 min W 159 deg 23 min
(9) Area:Alaska Peninsula Alaska
(10) Summit Elevation:8225 ft (2507 m)
(11) Volcanic Activity Summary:The eruption of Mount Veniaminof has paused. Seismic activity has decreased over the past week and satellite observations during periods of clear weather show no evidence of eruptive activity. AVO is lowering the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Volcano Alert Level to Advisory.

It is possible that this is only a temporary pause of activity in the eruption that began in June 2013, and that more vigorous activity could resume. Pauses in eruptive activity such as this are not uncommon at this volcano. AVO will continue to monitor the volcano closely.
(12) Volcanic cloud height:None
(13) Other volcanic cloud information:None
(14) Remarks:Mount Veniaminof volcano is an andesitic stratovolcano with an ice-filled 10-km diameter summit caldera located on the Alaska Peninsula, 775 km (480 mi) southwest of Anchorage and 35 km (22 mi) north of Perryville. Veniaminof is one of the largest (~ 300 km3) and most active volcanic centers in the Aleutian Arc and has erupted at least 13 times in the past 200 years. Recent significant eruptions of the volcano occurred in 1993-95 and 2005. Both were moderate Strombolian eruptions producing intermittent low-level jets of incandescent lava fragments, and low-level emissions of steam and ash from the main intracaldera cone. During the 1993-95 activity, a small lava flow was extruded into the summit caldera ice field producing an ice pit. Minor ash-producing explosions occurred in 2002, 2004, early 2005, November 2006, and February 2008. Previous historical eruptions have produced ash plumes that reached 6,000 m (20,000 ft) above sea level and ash fallout that blanketed areas within about 40 km (25 mi) of the volcano.
(15) Contacts:John Power, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
jpower@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

Janet Schaefer, Acting Coordinating Scientist, ADGGS
janet.schaefer@alaska.gov (907) 451-5005
(16) Next Notice:A new VONA will be issued if conditions change significantly or alert levels are modified. While a VONA is in effect, regularly scheduled updates are posted at
http://www.avo.alaska.edu