ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT
U.S. Geological Survey
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 8:16 PM AKDT (Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 04:16 UTC)
52°49'20" N 169°56'42" W,
Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
A small explosion occurred today at 7:17 PM AKDT (03:17 UTC 05/17/2017) and was detected by seismic and infrasound (air pressure) sensors. Satellite views since the event show no evidence of an ash plume above the weather cloud tops at 10,000 ft asl, and a pilot report indicated no plume.
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Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
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