ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT
U.S. Geological Survey
Saturday, June 6, 2009, 2:47 PM AKDT (Saturday, June 6, 2009, 22:47 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 volcano continues. Seismicity remains low, but above background levels. The extended lava dome within the crater appears unstable and could fail with little or no warning, leading to significant ash emissions and possible lahars in the Drift River valley. Clear webcam views show steaming from the summit region. No ash signals have been observed in satellite or radar imagery.
Two field crews are working at Redoubt today, measuring gas emissions from the plume, making dome observations, and collecting GPS data.
AVO continues to monitor Redoubt's activity 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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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.