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AVO VOLCANO ACTIVITY NOTIFICATION

ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT
U.S. Geological Survey
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 1:16 PM AKDT (Sunday, May 24, 2009, 21:16 UTC)


REDOUBT VOLCANO (VNUM #313030)
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 Redoubt eruption continues. Seismic activity remains above background levels, and consists of small, discrete earthquakes in the summit region. The lava dome at the summit appears to be unstable and could fail with little or no warning, leading to significant ash emissions and possible lahars in the Drift River valley and vicinity.

Cloudy conditions at the summit have obscured webcam views during the last 24 hours. No ash emissions have been observed in radar or satellite data.

AVO is monitoring Redoubt volcano 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.


VENIAMINOF VOLCANO (VNUM #312070)
56°11'52" N 159°23'35" W, Summit Elevation 8225 ft (2507 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Low amplitude earthquake activity continues at Veniaminof. No ash emissions or elevated temperatures were observed in mostly cloudy satellite images in the past 24 hours. AVO has received no reports of unusual activity from pilots or observers in the area.





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RECORDING ON THE STATUS OF ALASKA'S VOLCANOES (907) 786-7478

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Tom Murray, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
tlmurray@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

Steve McNutt, Coordinating Scientist, UAF
steve@giseis.alaska.edu (907) 474-7131

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