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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
CURRENT STATUS REPORT
Saturday, January 29, 2005 3:55 PM AST (January 30, 0055 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 has been observed
over the last several days. Clouds have obscured the webcam view today as
well as satellite views. Based on seismic signals, we infer that small ash
emissions, generally reaching elevations less than 12,000 ft above sea
level, have been occurring sporadically throughout the day.
We expect steam and ash emissions to continue and these 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.
As reported yesterday, the number of located earthquakes increased
yesterday and activity today remains at approximately the same level.
Clouds obscured the summit from satellite and web camera views. There are
no indications that an eruption is imminent.
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.