Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 9:10 PM AKST (610 UTC)
59.3633°N 153.4333°W, Summit Elevation 4134 ft (1260 m)
Current Level of Concern Color Code: ORANGE
The level of Concern Color Code for Augustine Volcano is now ORANGE.
Over the past six hours, earthquake activity beneath Augustine has increased markedly. AVO considers this activity indicative of a heightened possibility of an explosive eruption within hours to days.
AVO is monitoring the situation closely and will issue further updates as new information and analyses become available. Onsite staffing at AVO has now expanded to 24 hour operations.
Further information on Augustine Volcano and related hazards and response plans can be found at the following web sites:
Alaska Volcano Observatory: Most recent information on Augustine Volcano
U.S. Geological Survey: Hazards associated with volcanic ash fall
NOAA National Weather Service: Ash cloud trajectories and aviation warnings
NOAA West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center: Tsunami issues related to Augustine
Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Community preparedness
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
VOLCANO INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET: http://www.avo.alaska.edu
RECORDING ON THE STATUS OF ALASKA'S VOLCANOES (907) 786-7478
Tom Murray, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
firstname.lastname@example.org (907) 786-7497
Steve McNutt, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAF-GI
email@example.com (907) 474-7131 OR (907) 474-7274
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.