Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Friday, January 13, 2006 5:20 AM AKST (1420 UTC)
59.3633°N 153.4333°W, Summit Elevation 4134 ft (1260 m)
Current Level of Concern Color Code: RED
The eruption at Augustine Volcano, which began at approximately 3:55 AM (AST), has ended at 4:39 AM (AST), for a total duration of 44 minutes. The National Weather Service is reporting ash heights of 34,000 feet above sea level and is expected to move east.
Renewed activity in the next few hours or days is likely, and may occur with little or no warning.
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
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.