Pavlof Daily Update issued May 31, 2014 12:24 Volcano Alert Level WATCH - Aviation Color Code ORANGE

Elevated surface temperatures were detected at the summit of Pavlof volcano in satellite imagery this morning suggesting that the volcano is experiencing a low-level eruption with lava at the surface. Observers on the ground camping near Pavlof confirmed lava issuing from the vent on the NE side of the volcano. A low level steam plume is visible in satellite imagery and in the FAA web camera located in Cold Bay. Several pilots reported a gas and ash plume drifting north at 7,000 to 8,000 feet above sea level. Based on these observations AVO raised the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the …

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