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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Thursday, June 3, 2004 3:00 PM ADT
Starting today, AVO will release Current Status reports for Alaskan
volcanoes in elevated color codes, that is Yellow, Orange, and Red. These
reports will be released daily at approximately 4 pm ADT or AST. The
reports will be sent to all people on our current Information Release
e-mail list and posted on our web site at
http://www.avo.alaska.edu./avo4/updates/daily.htm We will not fax the
information as we do our regular Information Releases. If no Alaskan
volcanoes are at elevated color codes, no Current Status report will be
The intent of the Current Status reports is to provide the public with
information regarding activity and new observations that in the past have
not warranted an Information Release. For instance, Mount Veniaminof and
Shishaldin Volcano have both been at color code Yellow now for a month or
more. During that time activity has waxed and waned, but never enough to
move out of Yellow. Also, minor observations have been recorded that have
not been deemed of sufficient importance to be noted in the Information
Releases. The Current Status reports are intended to provide this
information to the public, leaving Information Releases to announce
significant changes in activity or status such as color-code changes or
critical observations, or provide the weekly summary of activity.
Any comments or questions about the new reports should be directed to Tom
Murray as noted below.
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
John Eichelberger, Coordinating Scientist, UAF-GI
email@example.com (907) 474-5530
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.