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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
CURRENT STATUS REPORT
Thursday, February 10, 2005 3:30 PM AST (February 11, 0030 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
Low-level eruption continues at Veniaminof. Poor weather has prevented any
web camera views of activity, however satellite imagery continues to show a
thermal anomaly in the vicinity of the intracaldera cone. Beginning about
7:00 this morning, seismicity at the volcano increased and it remains
elevated this afternoon. Based on the character of this seismicity,
strombolian bursts of lava and ash continue and are possibly more energetic
than those of the past few weeks.
At this level of activity, we would not expect ash to rise much more than
13,000 ft (4,000 m) above sea level. These ash bursts could, however, pose
a hazard to people and low flying aircraft in the vicinity of the active
cone. Very light ash falls outside of the summit caldera are also
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. The volcano was not visible in web
camera or satellite views today due to clouds. 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
email@example.com (907) 786-7497
John Eichelberger, Coordinating Scientist, UAF-GI
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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.