Volcano Update from Archive



NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS WEEKLY UPDATE
Friday, January 18, 2013 9:20 AM ChST (Thursday, January 17, 2013 23:20 UTC)


Report prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey.

PAGAN VOLCANO (CAVW #0804-17=)
18°7'48" N 145°48' E, Summit Elevation 1870 ft (570 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Steam and gas emissions were observed in clear satellite views of Pagan during the past week. The USGS received no further reports of unrest or activity at Pagan volcano.

It remains possible that residents of the CNMI may notice sulfurous odors under certain wind conditions. Additional information about volcanic gas and vog can be found at: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/hazards/FAQ_SO2-Vog-Ash/main.html

Pagan Volcano is not monitored with ground-based geophysical instrumentation and the only sources of information are satellite observations and occasional reports from observers who pass by or visit the island. We will continue to evaluate satellite imagery, on-island, and mariner reports when they become available, but because the volcano is not monitored with ground-based instruments, we cannot provide advanced warning of activity.

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
USGS Northern Marianas Duty Scientist (808) 967-8815
http://volcano.wr.usgs.gov/cnmistatus.php

CNMI Emergency Management Office (670) 322-8001
http://www.cnmiemo.gov.mp/