Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Thursday, December 15, 2005 1:40 PM AKST (2240 UTC)
59.3633°N 153.4333°W, Summit Elevation 4134 ft (1260 m)
Current Level of Concern Color Code: YELLOW
At 11:36 AST (2036 UTC) this morning another small explosion occurred at Augustine volcano, similar to, but not as large as, that recorded last Friday evening (Dec. 9). Today's event affected the summit seismic station (AUS), which stopped being received at 11:48 AST (2048 UTC), presumably because the
explosion damaged the site. The activity is slowly tapering off as has been the case with the previous events. There is no indication that a large eruption of Augustine is imminent.
Similar small explosions are likely to continue to occur. These explosions occur with no warning and could affect low-flying aircraft in the vicinity of the volcano. Augustine remains in color code Yellow and AVO continues to monitor the situation closely.
ABBREVIATED COLOR CODE KEY
(contact AVO for complete description):
GREEN volcano is dormant; normal seismicity and fumarolic activity occurring
YELLOW volcano is restless; eruption may occur
ORANGE volcano is in eruption or eruption may occur at any time
RED significant eruption is occurring or explosive eruption expected at any time
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RECORDING ON THE STATUS OF ALASKA'S VOLCANOES (907) 786-7478
Tom Murray, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
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Steve McNutt, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAF-GI
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