Volcano Update from Archive
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
Low-level unrest continues at Pagan Volcano and the level of seismic activity remains above background. A steam and gas plume was occasionally visible in satellite data and web camera images from Pagan Island. This level of unrest is typical of the past several months.
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 on the web 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 during the past week.
USGS Northern Marianas Duty Scientist (808) 967-8815
CNMI Emergency Management Office (670) 322-8001