Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 10:15 AM AKST (1915 UTC)
59°21'48"N 153°26'W , Summit Elevation 4134 ft (1260 m)
Current Level of Concern Color Code: ORANGE
The purpose of this Information Release is to outline some changes in the way AVO reports information about Augustine Volcano. Since mid January, AVO has been posting hourly updates to the AVO website and sending daily Information Releases with details about volcanic unrest at Augustine. Because activity has been declining gradually over the past week, we will be changing the number and timing of web postings and Information Releases.
Beginning this afternoon, information about activity at Augustine will be posted to the AVO website every six hours unless a change in activity warrants more frequent postings. Daily status reports for volcanoes at elevated color codes (yellow, orange, or red) will continue; these reports will provide a brief summary of activity over the past 24 hours. A more thorough description of activity and a summary of the events of the week will be posted on Fridays, about noon, as an AVO weekly update.
AVO continues to monitor Augustine 24/7, and should activity increase again, we will begin reporting information on a more frequent basis.
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
Chris Waythomas, Acting Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
firstname.lastname@example.org (907) 786-7497
Steve McNutt, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAF-GI
email@example.com (907) 474-7131
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.