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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY CURRENT STATUS REPORT
Thursday, December 31, 2009 12:40 PM AKST (Thursday, December 31, 2009 21:40 UTC)


REDOUBT VOLCANO (CAVW #1103-03-)
60°29'7" N 152°44'38" W, Summit Elevation 10197 ft (3108 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

The rate of shallow, small earthquakes at Redoubt Volcano decreased markedly yesterday and remains low. The Aviation Color Code remains YELLOW and the Volcano Alert Level remains ADVISORY.

Two AVO field crews are conducting work at the volcano today. An overflight will be making gas measurements and visual observations of the lava dome. A helicopter crew will be cleaning windows of the web cameras, taking visual observations of the lava dome, and conducting minor maintenance.

AVO continues to monitor the volcano closely.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Tom Murray, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
tlmurray@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

Steve McNutt, Coordinating Scientist, UAF
steve@giseis.alaska.edu (907) 474-7131

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.