Printer friendly version
ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
CURRENT STATUS REPORT
Tuesday, February 8, 2005 3:40 PM AST (February 9, 0040 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
Today, web camera views have been obscured by clouds, but it is likely that
low-level eruptive activity continues at Veniaminof. Seismicity is
consistent with intermittent strombolian explosions, likely accompanied by
low-level ash emissions. Recent satellite images showed a thermal anomaly
in the vicinity of the intracaldera cone.
While this level of activity persists, we do not expect ash to rise more
than 13,000 ft (4,000 m) above sea level. Strombolian ash bursts could,
however, pose a hazard to people and low flying aircraft in the vicinity of
the active cone. Very light ash falls outside of the summit caldera are
also possible. There are no indications that a larger eruption is imminent.
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.
The volcano was not visible in web camera and satellite views today due to
clouds and fog. 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.