Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Friday, January 20, 2006 9:10 AM AKST (1810 UTC)
59.3633°N 153.4333°W, Summit Elevation 4134 ft (1260 m)
Current Level of Concern Color Code: ORANGE
Overnight, seismicity at Augustine Volcano decreased markedly. Similar periods of quiesence have occurred during past eruptive episodes in 1976 and 1986 and do not necessarily mean that the likelihood of additional explosions has decreased. Clouds obscured overnight satellite observations of the volcano. A thermal imaging flight to the volcano is planned for this afternoon.
AVO is monitoring the situation closely and the observatory is staffed 24/7.
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.