2013 volcanic activity in Alaska: summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory

Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5110
The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a cooperative program of the U.S. Geological Survey, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys. The Alaska Volcano Observatory is funded by the U.S. Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Program and the State of Alaska.
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The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) responded to eruptions, volcanic unrest or suspected unrest, and seismic events at 18 volcanic centers in Alaska during 2013. Beginning with the 2013 AVO Summary of Events, the annual description of the AVO seismograph network and activity, once a stand-alone publication, is now part of this report. Because of this change, the annual summary now contains an expanded description of seismic activity at Alaskan volcanoes. Eruptions occurred at three volcanic centers in 2013: Pavlof Volcano in May and June, Mount Veniaminof Volcano in June through December, and Cleveland Volcano throughout the year. None of these three eruptive events resulted in 24-hour staffing at AVO facilities in Anchorage or Fairbanks.

Suggested Citation

Dixon, J.P., Cameron, Cheryl, McGimsey, R.G., Neal, C.A., and Waythomas, Chris, 2015, 2013 Volcanic activity in Alaska—Summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5110, 92 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155110.

ISSN: 2328-0328 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Volcanic Activity in Alaska, East to West from Wrangell to Little Sitkin
  • Summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
  • Glossary of Selected Terms and Acronyms
  • Appendix 1. Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes Used by United States Volcano Observatories
  • Appendix 2. Number of Earthquakes Located for Each Seismograph Subnetwork in 2013 within 20 Kilometers of the Volcanic Centers in Each Subnetwork
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title 2013 volcanic activity in Alaska: summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory
Series title Scientific Investigations Report
Series number 2015-5110
DOI 10.3133/sir20155110
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Volcano Science Center
Description vii, 92 p.
Country United States
State Alaska
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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