Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Current Status Report
Saturday, August 19, 2006 11:45 AM AKDT (1945 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 views have been mostly cloudy since yesterday. Clear views by web camera this morning show no unusual activity.
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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RECORDING ON THE STATUS OF ALASKA'S VOLCANOES (907) 786-7478
Tina Neal, Acting Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
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Steve McNutt, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAF
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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.