Level Of Concern Color Code: ORANGE
Significant seismicity continues near Akutan volcano. The number of earthquakes presently being recorded is much lower than that recorded during the swarms of Monday and Wednesday night. However, the rate and intensity of earthquakes remain well above background. AVO scientists in Akutan report feeling only a few earthquakes last night. Our Level of Concern Color Code remains ORANGE indicating an eruption is possible at any time within the next few days. The following scenarios are still considered possible:
Today, AVO scientists in Akutan are preparing to install additional seismic instrumentation to better monitor and interpret the situation. Yesterday at about 5:00 pm, a geologist flying into Akutan passed the north flank of the volcano and glimpsed a part of the flank and summit area through broken clouds. He observed no evidence of eruptive activity. The weather continues to be poor in the area hampering more thorough visual observations.
AVO is closely monitoring the situation. Further updates will be issued as information becomes available. Recordings of current information are available by calling 907-786-7478. Additionally, information on the Akutan situation is available on the Internet at: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/
PLEASE CONTACT AVO IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS: Terry E.C. Keith AVO Scientist-in-Charge U.S. Geological Survey 4200 University Drive Anchorage, AK 99508-4667 OFF=(907) 786-7443 FAX=(907) 786-7425 EMAIL=TKEITH@TARDADDY.WR.USGS.GOV
Chris Nye (Acting) AVO Coordinating Scientist Geophysical Institute University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK 99775 OFF=(907) 474-7430 FAX=(907) 474-5618 EMAIL=CNYE@GI.ALASKA.EDU
Tina Neal USGS/Alaska Volcano Observatory 4200 University Drive Anchorage, AK 99508 OFF=907-786-7456 FAX=907-786-7425