Level Of Concern Color Code: ORANGE
Significant seismicity continues near Akutan volcano. No eruption has occurred. The number of earthquakes presently being recorded is similar to yesterday and remains well above background. AVO scientists in Akutan report feeling only a few earthquakes last night. Poor visibility in the area continues to hamper visual observations. Our Level of Concern Color Code remains ORANGE indicating an eruption is possible at any time within the next few days. Good progress is being made in deploying additional instruments which will significantly improve our ability to measure and interpret the ongoing seismicity. Data analysis has not yet progressed far enough to give definitive information. The Level of Concern Color Code ORANGE will remain in place until the seismicity changes significantly or additional data permit a reassessment of the level of unrest.
The following scenarios are considered possible:
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 John Eichelberger AVO Scientist-in-Charge AVO Coordinating Scientist U.S. Geological Survey Geophysical Institute 4200 University Drive University of Alaska Anchorage, AK 99508-4667 Fairbanks, AK 99775 OFF= (907) 786-7443 OFF=(907) 474-5530 FAX= (907) 786-7425 FAX=(907) 474-5618 EMAIL=TKEITH@TARDADDY.WR.USGS.GOV EMAIL= EICH@GI.ALASKA.EDU