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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT
U.S. Geological Survey
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 8:18 AM AKDT (Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 16:18 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 at 7:32 AM AKDT (15:32 UTC) today and was detected by infrasound (air pressure) sensors. No satellite views are available since the event, but an image from earlier this morning shows the volcano obscured by clouds. Some ash may have been emitted during the event but was likely minimal due to the small size and duration of the explosion.
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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Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
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Jessica Larsen, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
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