Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Current Status Report
Thursday, August 17, 2006 12:45 PM AKDT (2045 UTC)
56°11'44" N159°23'18" W, Summit Elevation 8225 ft (2507 m)
Current Level of Concern Color Code: YELLOW
The slight increase in seismicity at Veniaminof reported yesterday continues today. Similar minor spikes in activity have been recorded occasionally in the past several months. Although satellite views are largely obscured by clouds, today's webcam views through scattered clouds have shown a small steam and gas plume issuing from the central cone.
Intermittent, short-lived, very small-volume steam and ash bursts from the intracaldera cone have been common over the past few years. Ash from these events is not likely to extend beyond the caldera rim. There are no indications that a larger eruption is imminent.
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Tina Neal, Acting Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
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Steve McNutt, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAF
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