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Pavlof Volcano description and information




Official Name: Pavlof Volcano
Most Recent Activity:March 27, 2016
Seismically Monitored: Yes
Color Code:YELLOW
Alert Level:ADVISORY
Elevation: 8261 ft (2518 m)
Latitude: 55.4173° N
Longitude:161.8937° W
Quadrangle:Port Moller
CAVW Number:312030
Pronunciation: Sound file
Associated Features:Little Pavlof
Nearby towns:Belkofski 23 mi (37 km) SW
King Cove 30 mi (48 km) SW
Cold Bay 36 mi (58 km) SW
Nelson Lagoon 48 mi (78 km) NE
Anchorage 590 mi (949 km) NE
From Miller and others (1998) [1]: "Pavlof Volcano is a largely snow-covered, cone-shaped mountain with a high ridge extending to the southwest towards the rim of Emmons Lake Caldera. The volcano is approximately 7 km in diameter and has active vents on the north and east sides close to the summit [2]. It is situated high on the northeastern flank of Emmons Lake Caldera along a northeast-trending alignment of vents that includes Pavlof Sister, and several intracaldera cones [3]. The stratovolcano is relatively undissected and is mostly Holocene in age. Pavlof lies within the Shumagin seismic gap (Davies and others, 1981)." The name Pavlof comes from Russian, translating to "Paul" or "Saint Paul". This volcano name was first published as "Pavlovskoi Volcan" by Captain Lutke in 1836.
Catalog of the historically active volcanoes of Alaska, 1998
citation imageMiller, T. P., McGimsey, R. G., Richter, D. H., Riehle, J. R., Nye, C. J., Yount, M. E., and Dumoulin, J. A., 1998, Catalog of the historically active volcanoes of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OF 98-0582, 104 p.
Download PDF title page PDF : 52
Download PDF intro and TOC PDF : 268 KB
Download PDF eastern part - Wrangell to Ukinrek Maars PDF : 972 KB
Download PDF central part - Chiginagak to Cleveland PDF : 2,463 KB
Download PDF western part - Carlisle to Kiska PDF : 956 KB
Download PDF references PDF : 43 KB

Geological and seismological evidence of increased explosivity during the 1986 eruptions of Pavlof Volcano, Alaska, 1991
citation imageMcNutt, S. R., Miller, T. P., and Taber, J. J., 1991, Geological and seismological evidence of increased explosivity during the 1986 eruptions of Pavlof Volcano, Alaska: Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 53, n. 2, p. 86-98.

Geology of Pavlof Volcano and vicinity, Alaska, 1955
citation imageKennedy, G. C., and Waldron, H. H., 1955, Geology of Pavlof Volcano and vicinity, Alaska: in Investigations of Alaskan volcanoes, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin B 1028-A, 19 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:100,000.
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