Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Thursday, January 12, 2006 8:25 AM AKST (1725 UTC)
59.3633°N 153.4333°W, Summit Elevation 4134 ft (1260 m)
Current Level of Concern Color Code: ORANGE
Previous Level of Concern Color Code: RED
The Level of Concern Color Code for Augustine Volcano is lowered to ORANGE
. After yesterday's eruption, seismic activity declined and has not returned to the levels recorded prior to the eruption. AVO continues to monitor the volcano closely with staff in the office 24 hours a day.
Today’s field missions include a helicopter trip to conduct FLIR measurements of thermal features of the summit area including fumaroles; equipment maintanence and upgrade at a station along the east coast of the island; and if the weather permits, a fixed-wing flight to measure volcanic gases.
AVO will issue further updates as new information and analyses become available.
ABBREVIATED COLOR CODE KEY
(contact AVO for complete description):
GREEN volcano is dormant; normal seismicity and fumarolic activity occurring
YELLOW volcano is restless; eruption may occur
ORANGE volcano is in eruption or eruption may occur at any time
RED significant eruption is occurring or explosive eruption expected at any time
VOLCANO INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET: http://www.avo.alaska.edu
RECORDING ON THE STATUS OF ALASKA'S VOLCANOES (907) 786-7478
Tom Murray, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
firstname.lastname@example.org (907) 786-7497
Steve McNutt, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAF-GI
email@example.com (907) 474-7131 OR (907) 474-7274
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.