Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Current Status Report
Friday, August 18, 2006 11:25 AM AKDT (1925 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 that began Wednesday continues today. Similar temporary and minor increases in activity have been recorded occasionally over the past several months. Satellite and web camera views have been largely obscured by clouds but intermittent clear views show 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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