USGS Volcano Hazards Program Volcano Update


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Seismic data from Pagan Volcano obtained this week indicates low level tremor and small discreet earthquakes but there do not appear to be events or trends of events of obvious significance.

A steam and gas plume from Pagan was visible in satellite images during periods of clear weather over the past week, and confirmed by a field crew working on Pagan Island. This is typical of recent months of observation of Pagan, and no volcanic ash emissions have been detected in satellite images.

Emission of volcanic gas from Pagan may be noticed by individuals downwind of the volcano as distinctive sulfurous odors. Additional information about volcanic gas and vog can be found online at this address: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/hazards/FAQ_SO2-Vog-Ash/main.html


Access to the island may be restricted by the CNMI government. Contact the EMO for the latest information.

No eruptive activity or significant unrest was detected at other volcanoes in Northern Mariana Islands this week.

Update in Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) format