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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
CURRENT STATUS REPORT
Tuesday, February 16, 2005 3:35 PM AST (February 17, 0035 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 seismicity was relatively continuous today. This observation is
consistent with ongoing strombolian explosions or steam and ash emissions.
Clouds obscured web camera and satellite views of the volcano.
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 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. Poor weather prevented web camera
and satellite views of the volcano today. 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.