Pavlof Volcano belongs to the Aleutian Range in the Alaska Peninsula. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the United States since 1980. It is a snow-covered, cone-shaped mountain with a high ridge extending southwest towards the rim of Emmons Lake Caldera. The name Pavlof is a Russian version of Paul or Saint Paul. This name was given by Captain Lutke in 1836.
The threat level of Pavlof Volcano has risen from yellow to orange to indicate the on-going eruption of minor volcanic ash emissions. Ash clouds are rising just above the volcano?s 2,518 meter summit, drifting some 6 miles to the south before dissipating.