Volcano Update from Archive

Friday, October 3, 2008 3:42 PM AKDT (Friday, October 3, 2008 2342 UTC)

Redoubt Volcano
60°29'7" N 152°44'38" W, Summit Elevation 10197 ft (3108 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL
Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN

This morning AVO released an Information Statement describing minor unrest at Redoubt Volcano. In the hours since that release, AVO has detected weak but anomalous volcanic seismicity at Redoubt. At this time, seismic amplitude remains very low. AVO still expects a significant increase in seismic activity well in advance of an eruption. The current level of volcanic activity at Redoubt, though slightly above background, is still small enough to remain at aviation color code GREEN and alert level NORMAL.

Tom Murray, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS

tlmurray@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

Steve McNutt, Coordinating Scientist, UAF

steve@giseis.alaska.edu (907) 474-7131

The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a cooperative program of the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.