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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
CURRENT STATUS REPORT
Friday, January 14, 2005 3:00 PM AST (January 15, 00:00 UTC)
ALASKA VOLCANOES WITH ELEVATED COLOR CODES:
MOUNT VENIAMINOF VOLCANO (CAVW #1102-07)
56°10'N 159°23'W, Summit Cone Elevation 7,073 ft (2,156 m)
Current Level of Concern Color Code: ORANGE
Seismicity remains at elevated levels, similar to what was observed
yesterday. Web camera images were unavailable today because of clouds.
Satellite imagery today shows anomalous heat near the summit cone. Seismic
signals indicate that ash emissions probably continue, but less frequently
than earlier in the week.
We expect that steam and ash emissions may continue and could pose a hazard
to people and low flying aircraft in the vicinity of the active cone.
Small ash falls outside of the summit caldera are possible.
MOUNT SPURR VOLCANO (CAVW#1103-04)
61°18' N 152°15' W, Summit Elevation 11,070 ft (3,374 m)
Current Level of Concern Color Code: YELLOW
Elevated levels of seismicity continue to be recorded beneath Mount Spurr.
Views of the volcano by web camera and satellite are obscured today by
clouds. Wednesday, a crew performing maintenance on the seismic network at
the volcano saw no volcanic activity, but did observe that the summit melt
pit still contains open water. There are no indications that an eruption is
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.