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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
CURRENT STATUS REPORT
Wednesday, February 2, 2005 3:45 PM AST (February 2, 00:45 UTC)
ALASKA VOLCANOES WITH ELEVATED COLOR CODES:
MOUNT VENIAMINOF VOLCANO (CAVW #1102-07)
56°10'N 159°23'W, Summit Cone Elevation 7,073 ft (2,156 m)
Current Level of Concern Color Code: ORANGE
Seismicity remains elevated at levels similar to those observed over the
past several weeks. The web camera was clear all day and showed
near-continuous low-level ash emissions that reached elevations as high as
8,500 ft above sea level. Satellite images from last night showed that heat
flow in the vicinity of the active cone remains above background levels.
We expect steam and ash emissions to continue and these could pose a hazard
to people and low flying aircraft in the vicinity of the active cone.
Small ash falls outside of the summit caldera are possible. There are no
indications that a larger eruption is imminent.
MOUNT SPURR VOLCANO (CAVW#1103-04)
61°18' N 152°15' W, Summit Elevation 11,070 ft (3,374 m)
Current Level of Concern Color Code: YELLOW
Elevated levels of seismicity continue to be recorded beneath Mount Spurr.
The volcano was clear in web camera and satellite views today and showed
nothing unusual. There are no indications that an eruption is imminent.
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
John Eichelberger, Coordinating Scientist, UAF-GI
email@example.com (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.