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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY

Current Status Report

Sunday, November 5, 2006 1:00 PM AKST (2200 UTC)




FOURPEAKED VOLCANO (CAVW#1102-26-)

58°46'12" N153°40'19" W, Summit Elevation 6903 ft (2104 m)

Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Current Volcanic Activity Alert Level: Advisory



Low-level earthquake activity continues at Fourpeaked volcano. Nothing unusual was observed in mostly clear satellite and web camera views.



Fourpeaked volcano is not known to have erupted historically and the age of the last eruption is not known. Geological investigations have been limited and ice covers much of the area. Because of this, the range of sizes and styles of past eruptions are not well-constrained. However, the composition of the volcano indicates that eruptions of Fourpeaked can be explosive, possibly producing plumes that reach in excess of 10 km (33,000 ft) above sea level and local ashfall.



CLEVELAND VOLCANO (CAVW#1101-24-)

52°49'24" N169°56'35" W, Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)

Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Current Volcanic Activity Alert Level: Advisory



The thermal anomaly that has been observed at Cleveland all last week persists. Satellite views of the volcano reveal no indications of significant volcanic activity.



The lack of a real-time seismic network at Cleveland means that AVO is unable to track local earthquake activity related to volcanic unrest. Short-lived ash explosions could occur without warning and may go undetected on satellite imagery. Should significant activity send ash above 20,000 feet, detection by satellite is more likely.



VENIAMINOF VOLCANO (CAVW#1102-07-)

56°11'44" N159°23'18" W, Summit Elevation 8225 ft (2507 m)

Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Current Volcanic Activity Alert Level: Advisory



Seismicity at Veniaminof remains low but above background. Over the past day, emissions from the intracaldera cone have been predominantly steam-rich, with very little ash observed. They continue to rise for several hundred meters above the cone and remain confined to the summit caldera. There is no evidence of increased thermal activity from satellite observations.



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.



VOLCANO INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET: http://www.avo.alaska.edu



RECORDING ON THE STATUS OF ALASKA'S VOLCANOES (907) 786-7478



CONTACT INFORMATION:

Tom Murray, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS

tlmurray@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497



John Eichelberger, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI

eich@gi.alaska.edu (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.
VOLCANO ALERT LEVELS
NORMAL
Volcano is in typical background, noneruptive state or, after a change from a higher level, volcanic activity has ceased and volcano has returned to noneruptive background state.
ADVISORY
Volcano is exhibiting signs of elevated unrest above known background level or, after a change from a higher level, volcanic activity has decreased significantly but continues to be closely monitored for possible renewed increase.
WATCH
Volcano is exhibiting heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption, timeframe uncertain, OR eruption is underway but poses limited hazards.
WARNING
Hazardous eruption is imminent, underway, or suspected.

AVIATION COLOR CODES
GREEN
Volcano is in typical background, noneruptive state or, after a change from a higher level, volcanic activity has ceased and volcano has returned to noneruptive background state.
YELLOW
Volcano is exhibiting signs of elevated unrest above known background level or, after a change from a higher level, volcanic activity has decreased significantly but continues to be closely monitored for possible renewed increase.
ORANGE
Volcano is exhibiting heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption, timeframe uncertain, OR eruption is underway with no or minor volcanic-ash emissions [ash-plume height specified, if possible].
RED
Eruption is imminent with significant emission of volcanic ash into the atmosphere likely OR eruption is underway or suspected with significant emission of volcanic ash into the atmosphere [ash-plume height specified, if possible].

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