Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY CURRENT STATUS REPORTSunday, May 3, 2009 11:13 AM AKDT (Sunday, May 3, 2009 19:13 UTC)REDOUBT VOLCANO
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 has increased markedly over the last 12 hours, including more frequent rockfall signals and small LPs. Clear webcam views have shown minor ash emissions during this period, with winds currently blowing to the south and west. Satellite views show a persistent thermal anomaly consistent with an actively growing lava dome in the summit crater.
Additional explosive events producing ash clouds, ash fall, and mudflows are possible and can occur with little or no warning. AVO is maintaining 24/7 operations in order to quickly detect renewed significant explosive activity and other hazardous phenomena.
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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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