Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Tuesday, January 17, 2006 4:25 PM AKST (125 UTC)
59.3633°N 153.4333°W, Summit Elevation 4134 ft (1260 m)
Current Level of Concern Color Code: RED
The most recent explosive eruption began at approximately 7:58 AST, ended at approximately 8:03 A.M. AST (17:03 UTC). Since that time seismic and pressure sensor data indicate that small explosions may be occurring. These could produce small amounts of low level ash and could initiate small rock avalanches on the flanks of the volcano. Eruptive events similar to that which occurred this morning could resume at any time. In an overflight today airborne ash prevented scientists from approaching the volcano closely. Thus AVO was unable to obtain new gas data or make detailed visual observations.
AVO is monitoring the situation closely and will issue further updates as new information and analyses become available.
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.