Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY INFORMATION STATEMENT
Thursday, August 28, 2008 3:01 PM AKDT (Thursday, August 28, 2008 2301 UTC)
As a result of more than a week of declining activity at Kasatochi and Okmok volcanoes, beginning at 5 pm ADT today, AVO will scale back its 24-hour monitoring activities that began on July 12 with the eruption of Okmok volcano. The AVO operations room will be staffed during normal business hours (8 am to 5 pm), and the status of the volcanoes will be checked every two hours during non-business hours and on the weekends. AVO will continue to closely monitor activity at Kasatochi, Okmok, and Cleveland volcanoes (those volcanoes at elevated color code) using seismic data, satellite images, internet camera data and observer reports.
AVO may be contacted during non-business hours by calling 907-786-7497 and calls will be directed to the AVO Duty Scientist through our answering service.
VOLCANO INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET: http://www.avo.alaska.edu
RECORDING ON THE STATUS OF ALASKA'S VOLCANOES (907) 786-7478
John Power, Acting Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
firstname.lastname@example.org (907) 786-7497
Steve McNutt, Coordinating Scientist, UAF
email@example.com (907) 474-7131
The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a cooperative program of the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.