Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Wednesday, February 1, 2006 9:45 AM AKST (1845 UTC)
59.3633°N 153.4333°W, Summit Elevation 4134 ft (1260 m)
Current Level of Concern Color Code: ORANGE
Previous Level of Concern Color Code: RED
AVO is lowering the level-of-concern color code for Augustine Volcano from RED to ORANGE. Although seismic data indicate that sustained eruptive activity continues, ash clouds to altitudes greater than 15,000 ft. above sea level have not been observed on National Weather Service radar since 06:21 AKST on January 30 (15:21 UTC). Eruptive activity includes low-level explosions, associated pyroclastic flows, and sustained production of ash.
Further explosive activity producing ash clouds to altitudes over 25,000 feet may still occur with little or no warning. AVO is monitoring the situation closely and the observatory is staffed 24/7. Please refer to our hourly updates and information releases for the most up-to-date status of volcanic activity.
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
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John Eichelberger, Coordinating Scientist, UAF-GI
email@example.com (907) 474-5530 OR (907) 590-8247
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.