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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Monday, February 8, 2021, 2:27 PM AKST (Monday, February 8, 2021, 23:27 UTC)
51°55'44" N 179°35'52" E,
Summit Elevation 2625 ft (800 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
High-resolution satellite imagery on February 7 shows a second small ash deposit extending at least 3 km to the northeast from North Cerberus Crater on Semisopochnoi Island, similar to the first observed on February 6. Clouds obscured views into the crater and the southern side of the volcano. Any ash clouds associated with these deposits have not been observed and are likely low-level (<10,000 ft) and short-duration. Because of evidence for continued low-level ash emissions, the Alaska Volcano Observatory increased the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Volcano Alert Level to WATCH.
Semisopochnoi is monitored by satellite data, regional infrasound, and lightning detection instruments. An infrasound array on Adak Island may detect explosive emissions from Semisopochnoi with a slight delay (approximately 13 minutes) if atmospheric conditions permit.
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