Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY CURRENT STATUS REPORTSaturday, May 2, 2009 12:41 PM AKDT (Saturday, May 2, 2009 20:41 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. Seismic activity remains elevated and has changed little over the past 24 hours. Satellite views show a persistent thermal anomaly consistent with an actively growing lava dome in the summit crater. Occasional small rock avalanches from the lava dome are producing very minor ash emissions in the immediate vicinity of the volcano. Web camera views show a diffuse steam and gas plume rising to about the summit of the volcano and drifting southwest.
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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