Alaska Volcano Observatory

Cleveland Volcano Heating Up, says AVO

Jun 19, 2015

Increased surface temperatures and ash indicate the Aleutian volcano has entered a period of unrest. 

Tremors Die Down at Semisopochnoi

Sep 4, 2014
NASA Earth Observatory

A major Alaska volcano is quieting down, but equipment trouble may make it difficult to collect long-term data.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more. 

Shishaldin, Semisopochnoi Show Elevated Activity

Aug 11, 2014

Flareups at Shishaldin and earthquakes at Semisopochnoi are among the latest occurrences at Alaska’s volcanoes.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Veniaminof Volcano Quiet, AVO Says

Jul 10, 2014
Game McGimsey and Alaska Volcano Observatory

Recent reports indicate that Veniaminof Volcano is relatively calm.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has the details.

Alaska Volcano Observatory

Scientists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory are paying extra close attention lately due to high seismic activity at five volcanoes running all along the Aleutian Chain. Many of the volcanoes have recently sprung back to life, and others have just continued their normal eruptions. John Power is the Scientist-in-charge at AVO. He says a few recent explosions and heightened unrest have led to the busiest time since the inception of the state’s observatory.

Low Level Eruption at the Pavlof Volcano

Jun 1, 2014
Alaska Volcano Observatory

The Pavlof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula has started erupting but it’s considered a low level eruption. The Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the volcano alert level to “Watch” on Saturday after detecting a thermal anomaly at the summit of the volcano Saturday morning.

Chris Waythomas

The very active Cleveland Volcano out in the Aleutian Islands is at it once again. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.

Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team

A large volcano in the Russian Far East erupted again late last week resulting in an ash cloud that prompted concerns across much of western Alaska. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

The Veniaminof Volcano is Downgraded

Oct 17, 2013
Game McGimsey

The seismic activity at the Veniaminof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula has decreased over the past week resulting in lowering the volcano alert level. The Alaska Volcano Observatory confirms that satellite observations show no evidence of eruptive activity.

The Veniaminof Volcano is Erupting Again

Oct 8, 2013
Dave Schneider

The Veniaminof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula began erupting again over the weekend resulting in an increase in the volcano alert level. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Dave Schneider

A piece of equipment installed a few years ago near Dillingham has helped detect a small explosive event at the far away Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Gary "Butch" King

The eruption of the Veniaminof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula increased in severity Friday morning. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

The Veniaminof Volcano is Erupting

Jun 13, 2013
Rick Wessels

The Veniaminof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula is apparently erupting. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Scientists are now able to monitor two remote volcanoes on the Alaska Peninsula after equipment came back to life this spring.

The federal budget cuts commonly called “Sequestration” are starting to impact the work of several agencies and organizations in Alaska including the Alaska Volcano Observatory. KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.