Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Friday, September 7, 2007 4:05 PM AKDT (005 UTC)
KOROVIN VOLCANO (ATKA ISLAND)
52°22'48" N174°9'22" W, Summit Elevation 5030 ft (1533 m)
Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN
Current Volcano Alert Level: Normal
AVO is lowering the Aviation Color Code to GREEN, and the Volcanic Activity Alert Level to Normal at Korovin. The volcano has been at Color Code YELLOW and Alert Level Advisory since November 6, 2006. Over the last several months, seismicity rates have declined to near background levels. Recent satellite data also indicate that ground deformation at Korovin has slowed markedly, and perhaps ceased altogether, after a period of uplift from approximately mid-summer 2006 through early-spring 2007.
Steam emissions from Korovin and occasional bursts of low-level earthquakes or volcanic tremor will likely still occur, but both of these phenomena are typical of background activity for this volcano, which has a long-lived, well-developed hydrothermal system.
VOLCANO ALERT LEVELS:
NORMAL Typical background activity of a volcano in a non-eruptive state
ADVISORY Elevated unrest above known background activity
WATCH Volcano is exhibiting heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential for eruptive activity
WARNING Highly hazardous eruption underway or imminent
ABBREVIATED AVIATION COLOR CODE KEY:
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
Please see http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/2006/vhpalertlevel.pdf for a complete description of alert levels and color codes.
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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Steve McNutt, Coordinating Scientist, UAF
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