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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 12:07 PM AKDT (Thursday, April 16, 2015, 20:07 UTC)
54°45'19" N 163°58'16" W,
Summit Elevation 9373 ft (2857 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
No activity was detected in mostly cloudy satellite views of Shishaldin. Seismicity remains above background levels and it is likely that low-level eruptive activity is continuing within the summit crater of Shishaldin. Periodic clear web camera views showed a continuous white steam plume rising up to about 500 meters above the summit. This is typical of the recent activity at Shishaldin. Several pilot reports this morning of an ash plume resulted in the issuance of an Ash Advisory SIGMET, which remains in effect; however, no ash is visible in satellite and web camera images, and seismicity has not changed in the past 24 hours.
51°55'44" N 179°35'52" E,
Summit Elevation 2625 ft (800 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
Low-level earthquake activity at Semisopochnoi continues. No activity was detected in mostly cloudy satellite views in the past 24 hours.
OTHER ALASKA VOLCANOES
Other Alaska volcanoes show no signs of significant unrest: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/
AVO scientists conduct daily checks of earthquake activity at all seismically-monitored volcanoes, examine web camera and satellite images for evidence of airborne ash and elevated surface temperatures, and consult other monitoring data as needed.
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John Power, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
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