Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY CURRENT STATUS REPORTThursday, July 17, 2008 1:24 PM AKDT (Thursday, July 17, 2008 21:24 UTC)OKMOK VOLCANO
53°23'49" N 168°9'58" W, Summit Elevation 3520 ft (1073 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Okmok Volcano continues to erupt. Elevated seismic activity continues and has remained steady over the past 24 hours. Seismicity consists of nearly continuous volcanic tremor and occasional discreet events.
The most recent satellite imagery indicates little or no ash, however weather clouds may be obscuring an ash signal. A pilot report this morning indicates that ash is reaching 15,000 to 20,000 feet and drifting east/northeast.
The aviation color code for Okmok Volcano remains at ORANGE
Please see http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Okmok.php
for more information.CLEVELAND VOLCANO
52°49'20" N 169°56'42" W, Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
Satellite and webcam views remain cloudy. AVO has received no reports of eruptive activity at the volcano.
AVO monitors Cleveland Volcano with satellite imagery as weather allows. The lack of a real-time seismic network at Cleveland means that AVO is unable to track local earthquake activity related to volcanic unrest. Short-lived explosions of ash that could exceed 20,000 ft above sea level can occur without warning and may go undetected on satellite imagery. Please see http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Cleveland.php
for more information.
John Power, Acting Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
Steve McNutt, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
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.