Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Monday, January 30, 2006 9:15 AM AKST (1815 UTC)
59.3633°N 153.4333°W, Summit Elevation 4134 ft (1260 m)
Current Level of Concern Color Code: RED
Augustine volcano has been in a state of continuous eruption since 14:30 AKST (2330 UTC) January 28. Overflight observations on January 29 suggest that pyroclastic flows are being produced. Larger seismic signals were detected at 11:17 AKST (2017 UTC) on January 29, and 03:25 AKST (1225 UTC) and 06:21 AKST (1521 UTC) on January 30. National Weather Service radar indicates that ash clouds from these events rose to 25,000 feet above sea level. In general, other than during these three events, an ash-rich plume is rising to about 14,000 feet above sea level. For up-to-date Ashfall Advisories and wind trajectories, please refer to the latest National Weather Service website: http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/augustine.php.
Thermal anomalies (measured by satellite-based instruments) persist, both at the summit of Augustine and on the northern flank, consistent with continuing eruption and hot pyroclastic flow deposits on the volcano.
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
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