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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
CURRENT STATUS REPORT
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 3:30 PM AST (February 10, 0030 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
Low-level eruption continues at Veniaminof. Bursts of ash to altitudes of
10,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level were captured on the web camera this
morning. Seismicity remains elevated. Satellite images show a thermal
anomaly in the vicinity of the intracaldera cone.
At this level of activity, we would not expect ash to rise much more than
13,000 ft (4,000 m) above sea level. These 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. The volcano was not visible in web
camera and satellite views today due to clouds. 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
email@example.com (907) 786-7497
John Eichelberger, Coordinating Scientist, UAF-GI
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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.