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AVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice

Volcano: Okmok (CAVW #1101-29-)

Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Previous Volcano Alert Level: WARNING

Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Previous Aviation Color Code: RED

Issued: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 10:34 AM AKDT (20080730/1834Z)
Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory
Notice Number: 2008/A18
Location: N 53 deg 25 min W 168 deg 7 min
Elevation: 3520 ft (1073 m)
Area: Aleutians Alaska

Volcanic Activity Summary: Satellite images and recent pilot reports indicate the ash plume at Okmok has decreased to altitudes between 15,000 and 20,000 ft and is moving west from the volcano. Seismicity continues to alternate between periods of continuous and pulsating tremor. The pulses continue to be identified on seismometers on Makushin Volcano on Unalaska Island. Based on these observations AVO is lowering the aviation color code at Okmok volcano to ORANGE and the Alert Code to WATCH.

Stronger explosive activity could resume at any time with little or no warning.

Hazard Analysis:
[Ash fall] Minor ashfall may occur around the caldera, on the eastern portions of Umnak Island, and to the southeast of the island.
[Ash cloud] Forecast winds predict the ash cloud will move generally to the West.

Remarks: Please see http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Okmok.php for more information.

Contacts: John Power, Acting Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
jpower@usgs.gov, (907)786-7497

Steve McNutt, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
steve@giseis.alaska.edu (907)978-5458

Next Notice: A new VAN will be issued if conditions change significantly or alert levels are modified. While a VAN is in effect, regularly scheduled updates are posted at http://www.avo.alaska.edu

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.


AVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice

Volcano: Okmok (CAVW #1101-29-)

Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Previous Volcano Alert Level: WARNING

Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Previous Aviation Color Code: RED

Issued: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 10:34 AM AKDT (20080730/1834Z)
Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory
Notice Number: 2008/A18
Location: N 53 deg 25 min W 168 deg 7 min
Elevation: 3520 ft (1073 m)
Area: Aleutians Alaska

Volcanic Activity Summary: Satellite images and recent pilot reports indicate the ash plume at Okmok has decreased to altitudes between 15,000 and 20,000 ft and is moving west from the volcano. Seismicity continues to alternate between periods of continuous and pulsating tremor. The pulses continue to be identified on seismometers on Makushin Volcano on Unalaska Island. Based on these observations AVO is lowering the aviation color code at Okmok volcano to ORANGE and the Alert Code to WATCH.

Stronger explosive activity could resume at any time with little or no warning.

Hazard Analysis:
[Ash fall] Minor ashfall may occur around the caldera, on the eastern portions of Umnak Island, and to the southeast of the island.
[Ash cloud] Forecast winds predict the ash cloud will move generally to the West.

Remarks: Please see http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Okmok.php for more information.

Contacts: John Power, Acting Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
jpower@usgs.gov, (907)786-7497

Steve McNutt, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
steve@giseis.alaska.edu (907)978-5458

Next Notice: A new VAN will be issued if conditions change significantly or alert levels are modified. While a VAN is in effect, regularly scheduled updates are posted at http://www.avo.alaska.edu

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.
VOLCANO ALERT LEVELS
NORMAL
Volcano is in typical background, noneruptive state or, after a change from a higher level, volcanic activity has ceased and volcano has returned to noneruptive background state.
ADVISORY
Volcano is exhibiting signs of elevated unrest above known background level or, after a change from a higher level, volcanic activity has decreased significantly but continues to be closely monitored for possible renewed increase.
WATCH
Volcano is exhibiting heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption, timeframe uncertain, OR eruption is underway but poses limited hazards.
WARNING
Hazardous eruption is imminent, underway, or suspected.
AVIATION COLOR CODES
GREEN
Volcano is in typical background, noneruptive state or, after a change from a higher level, volcanic activity has ceased and volcano has returned to noneruptive background state.
YELLOW
Volcano is exhibiting signs of elevated unrest above known background level or, after a change from a higher level, volcanic activity has decreased significantly but continues to be closely monitored for possible renewed increase.
ORANGE
Volcano is exhibiting heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption, timeframe uncertain, OR eruption is underway with no or minor volcanic-ash emissions [ash-plume height specified, if possible].
RED
Eruption is imminent with significant emission of volcanic ash into the atmosphere likely OR eruption is underway or suspected with significant emission of volcanic ash into the atmosphere [ash-plume height specified, if possible].
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