ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT
U.S. Geological Survey
Thursday, May 7, 2009, 1:44 PM AKDT (Thursday, May 7, 2009, 21:44 UTC)
60°29'7" N 152°44'38" W,
Summit Elevation 10197 ft (3108 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
The 2009 eruption of Redoubt continues. Seismicity at the volcano has declined over the past 24 hours, but still remains elevated, Nearly continuous small earthquakes continued to recorded by stations near the summit. This decrease in the overall level of seismicity does not reduce the possibility of an explosive eruption over the coming days. Vigorous steam and gas emissions are visible in web camera images this morning. This plume may contain minor amounts of ash near the volcano, but no ash has been detected in satellite or radar data.
AVO is monitoring the situation closely and the observatory is staffed 24/7. AVO will provide frequent updates of the volcano's status and the earliest possible warning of significant explosive activity and other hazardous phenomena.
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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Mike West, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAF
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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.