Photo Friday: Restless Veniaminof Volcano

Veniaminof, a glacier-covered volcano on the Alaska Peninsula, has been erupting since early September. As of 4 October, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reports that seismic unrest continues at Veniaminof, which remains at code ORANGE/WATCH, with satellite data observing elevated surface temperatures. The volcano, which last erupted in 2013, is producing lava and minor ash emissions.

This Photo Friday, view images of Veniaminof’s recent unrest.

Photo of Veniaminof’s active vents and lava flow on 26 September 2018 (Source: Mark Laker USFWS).


Veniaminof in eruption, September 25, 2018. Two plumes are visible: the lower one due to the interaction of the lava flow with ice; the upper one from an active vent (Source: Mari Peterson/AVO).


ESA Sentinel-2 image of Veniaminof volcano and active lava flow on the south flank of the intracaldera cone on September 16, 2018 (Source: AVO/USGS).


Veniaminof in eruption, evening of September 18, 2018 (Source: Pearl Gransbury).


Veniaminof in eruption, September 2018 (Source: Zachary Finley/AVO).


Veniaminof in low-level eruption on September 5, 2018 (Source: Joe Timmreck and Alaska Central Express).