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Pavlof Volcano description and information

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Official Name: Pavlof Volcano
Type:Stratovolcano
Most Recent Activity:November 12, 2014
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
DESCRIPTION
From Miller and others (1998): "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 (McNutt and others, 1991). 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 (Kennedy and Waldron, 1955). 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.
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