ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 12:41 PM AKDT (Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 20:41 UTC)
54°45'19" N 163°58'16" W,
Summit Elevation 9373 ft (2857 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Low-level eruptive activity continues within the summit crater. Elevated surface temperatures were detected in an overnight satellite image, and a persistent steam plume was visible in webcam images over the past day. Seismicity remains above background levels and is characterized by continuous seismic tremor.
52°49'20" N 169°56'42" W,
Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
Elevated surface temperatures were detected in overnight satellite images. The webcam was obscured by fog over the past day.
The increase in temperature at the summit over the past few days is consistent with renewed growth of the small lava dome within the summit crater. The possibility of sudden explosions has increased.
OTHER ALASKA VOLCANOES
Other Alaska volcanoes show no signs of significant unrest: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/
AVO scientists conduct daily checks of earthquake activity at all seismically-monitored volcanoes, examine web camera and satellite images for evidence of airborne ash and elevated surface temperatures, and consult other monitoring data as needed.
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