Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Sunday, January 29, 2006 2:05 AM AKST (1105 UTC)
59.3633°N 153.4333°W, Summit Elevation 4134 ft (1260 m)
Current Level of Concern Color Code: RED
Following the explosion and subsequent ash emission that occurred at 14:30 AKST (2330 UTC) January 28, the volcano has been in a state of continuous eruption, accompanied by persistent ash emission. Since 20:19 AKST January 28 (0519 January 29 UTC) the level of background seismicity increased further, and short-lived, larger pulses have been occurring at intervals. Ash emission is likely ongoing. National Weather Service radar has tracked an ash-rich plume drifting towards the south (extending over Kodiak Island) at up to 14,000 feet above sea level. Satellite imagery indicates a thermal anomaly near the summit of the volcano.
Please refer to our hourly updates for the most recent information on volcanic activity. For current ash fall advisories and wind trajectories, refer to the National Weather Service website: http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/augustine.php.
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
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John Eichelberger, Coordinating Scientist, UAF-GI
email@example.com (907) 474-5530 OR (907) 590-8247
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.