ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT
U.S. Geological Survey
Monday, May 25, 2009, 1:48 PM AKDT (Monday, May 25, 2009, 21:48 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 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 have obscured webcam views of the summit today, but the hut camera shows the dome clearly. 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.
56°11'52" N 159°23'35" W,
Summit Elevation 8225 ft (2507 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
Seismic activity appears diminished 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.
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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Steve McNutt, 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.