AVO Visits Sitka and more information! May 6, 2022

AVO spent May 2-4, 2022 in Sitka talking to the community about recent activity beneath Mt. Edgecumbe.

Cheryl Cameron (ADGGS-AVO) at a Q&A session for Sitka residents to discuss Edgecumbe volcano. Photo: M. Coombs, AVO/USGS

The Alaska Volcano Observatory and other agencies have several tools for notifications as well as further information online.

The AVO home page for Mt. Edgecumbe has information about activity, geology, as well as maps and images. For near-real-time data on Mount Edgecumbe, please visit the Current Activity page. The April 22, 2022 Information Statement about recent activity is on AVO's site HERE.

AVO also has social media accounts to follow for information on all Alaska volcanoes. On Twitter @alaska_avo, on Facebook at facebook.com/alaska.avo, and on Instagram (@alaska_volcano_observatory).

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) operates the Volcano Notification System (VNS) that sends notification emails about volcanic activity happening at US monitored volcanoes. You can customize the VNS to only deliver notifications for certain volcanoes, or a range of volcanoes, as well as choose the separate notification types you want to receive including emails or text/SMS.

AVO Scientist-in-Charge Michelle Coombs (USGS) on USCG overflight of Mt. Edgecumbe, May 3, 2022.

Many thanks to the Sitka Sound Science Center, US Coast Guard, US Forest Service, Sitka Centennial Building, University of Alaska Southeast, Harbor Mountain Brewery, Backdoor Cafe, KCAW, KIFW, and many other gracious hosts!

Jacyn Schmidt (Sitka Sound Science Center) and Cheryl Cameron (ADGGS-AVO) examine an outcrop of early Holocene Edgecumbe tephra near Sitka, Alaska. Photo: M. Coombs, AVO/USGS