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  • 2015-07-01 09:25:55 Kilauea Watch Orange
  • 2015-07-01 12:14:51 Shishaldin Watch Orange
  • 2015-07-01 12:14:51 Cleveland Advisory Yellow
  • 2015-06-26 09:27:17 Pagan Advisory Yellow
  • 2015-06-26 10:24:18 Cascade Range Normal Green
  • 2015-06-05 08:20:31 Haleakala Normal Green
  • 2015-06-05 08:20:31 Hualalai Normal Green
  • 2015-06-05 08:20:31 Mauna Kea Normal Green
  • 2015-06-05 08:20:31 Mauna Loa Normal Green
  • 2015-07-01 10:48:09 Yellowstone Normal Green
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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 12:14 PM PDT (Wednesday, July 1, 2015 19:14 UTC)


SHISHALDIN VOLCANO (VNUM #311360)
54°45'19" N 163°58'16" W, Summit Elevation 9373 ft (2857 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Low-level eruptive activity continues. Seismicity remains above background levels and is characterized by continuous seismic tremor. No activity was observed in partly cloudy satellite views in the past 24 hours. A small, persistent, white steam plume was visible in clear web camera images this morning.

CLEVELAND VOLCANO (VNUM #311240)
52°49'20" N 169°56'42" W, Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

No activity was observed in partly to mostly cloudy satellite and web camera images in the past 24 hours. No significant activity was detected in seismic or infrasound (air pressure) data.

OTHER ALASKA VOLCANOES

Other Alaska volcanoes show no signs of significant unrest: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/

AVO scientists conduct daily checks of earthquake activity at all seismically-monitored volcanoes, examine web camera and satellite images for evidence of airborne ash and elevated surface temperatures, and consult other monitoring data as needed.

For definitions of Aviation Color Codes and Volcano Alert Levels, see: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/color_codes.php

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALASKA VOLCANOES: http://www.avo.alaska.edu

SUBSCRIBE TO VOLCANO ALERT MESSAGES by email: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vns/

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CONTACT INFORMATION:
John Power, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
jpower@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

Pavel Izbekov, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
pavel@gi.alaska.edu (907) 322-4085

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.



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CASCADES VOLCANO OBSERVATORY WEEKLY UPDATE
Friday, June 26, 2015 10:24 AM PDT (Friday, June 26, 2015 17:24 UTC)


CASCADE RANGE VOLCANOES
Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL
Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN

Activity Update: All volcanoes in the Cascade Range of Oregon and Washington are at normal background levels of seismicity. These include Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Adams in Washington State; and Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Three Sisters, Newberry, and Crater Lake in Oregon.

Recent Observations: Activity at all Cascade Range volcanoes remained at background levels during the past week, with no unusual activity observed. Crews continue geologic field investigations.





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HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 9:25 AM HST (Wednesday, July 1, 2015 19:25 UTC)


This report on the status of Kilauea volcanic activity was prepared by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO). All times are Hawai`i Standard Time.

KILAUEA VOLCANO (VNUM #332010)
19°25'16" N 155°17'13" W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Activity Summary: There have been no significant changes in the summit and East Rift Zone eruptions of Kīlauea Volcano. At the summit, the lava lake continued to circulate and occasionally spatter producing a gas plume during the day and glow at night. At the East Rift Zone eruption site, surface flows are still active within about 8 km (5 mi) northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

Summit Observations: Summit tiltmeters have not recorded any significant tilt trends since Sunday the 26th. The lava lake level dropped about 4.5 m (15 ft) during the past day and is about 47 m (155 ft) below the rim of the Overlook crater this morning. Seismicity rates beneath Kīlauea's summit continued within background values, with bursts of seismic tremor associated with periods of vigorous spattering of the lava lake. Sulfur dioxide emission rates ranged between 2,200-3,700 tonnes/day for the week ending June 23.

Puʻu ʻŌʻō Observations: There have not been any significant changes at Puʻu ʻŌʻō. Seismicity rates are at background levels. During an overflight yesterday, geologists observed two incandescent vents in the southern portion of Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater, and a robust outgassing plume coming from the wall of a pit in the northeast part of the crater. A mostly crusted-over lava pond remains deep within a large circular pit in the west portion of the crater, which was bubbling lazily along its margin yesterday. The sulfur dioxide emission rate from all East Rift Zone vents was about 700 tonnes/day when last measured on June 19, 2015.

June 27th Lava Flow Observations: Yesterday's overflight confirmed our observations from webcam images that active lava from breakouts continue within an area extending about 8 km (5 mi) northeast Puʻu ʻŌʻō. There had been no downslope advancement between the previous overflight on June 19 and yesterday morning, and only moderate expansion of flow margins.



Daily Activity Summary also available by phone: (808) 967-8862

Subscribe to these messages: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vns/

Webcam images: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cams/

Photos/Video: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia

Lava Flow Maps: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/maps/

Definitions of terms used in update: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/definitions.pdf

Note about sulfur dioxide emission rate: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/view.php?id=207
(Explains how HVO's method of measuring SO2 changed in 2014 and the effects of that change on reported estimates of emission rates.)

MORE INFORMATION

Overview of Kīlauea summit (Halemaʻumaʻu) and East Rift Zone (Puʻu ʻŌʻō) eruptions:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/background.pdf

Summary of volcanic hazards from Kīlauea eruptions:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/hazards.pdf

Recent Earthquakes in Hawaii (map and list):
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/seismic/volcweb/earthquakes/

Explanation of Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes:
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/alertsystem/index.php
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2006/3139/

Lava viewing information:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/viewing.pdf

HVO Contact: askHVO@usgs.gov


The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is one of five volcano observatories within the U.S. Geological Survey and is responsible for monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawai`i.



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CALIFORNIA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY MONTHLY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Monday, June 1, 2015 2:25 PM PDT (Monday, June 1, 2015 21:25 UTC)


Monitored CALIFORNIA VOLCANOES
Current Volcano Alert Level: all NORMAL
Current Aviation Color Code: all GREEN


Activity Update: All volcanoes monitored by CalVO using telemetered, real-time sensor networks exhibit normal levels of background seismicity and deformation. Volcanoes monitored include Mount Shasta, Medicine Lake Volcano, Clear Lake Volcanic Field, Lassen Volcanic Center, Long Valley Volcanic Region, Coso Volcanic Field, Ubehebe Craters, and Salton Buttes.


Observations for May 1, 2015 (0000h PST) through May 31, 2015 (2359h PDT):
Mt Shasta: Two M1 or greater earthquakes were detected. The largest registered M1.59.
Medicine Lake: No earthquakes of M1.0 or greater were detected.
Lassen Volcanic Center: One earthquake of M1.0 or greater was detected (M1.85).
Clear Lake Volcanic Field: One earthquake of M1.0 or greater was detected, of M1.10. [Note: The typical high level of seismicity was observed under the Geysers steam field located at the western margin of CLVF. The largest event was M2.93].
Long Valley Volcanic Region: In Long Valley Caldera, 45 earthquakes of M1.0 or greater were detected. The largest event registered M2.57. In the Mono Craters region, 24 earthquakes of M1.0 or greater were detected (M2.90 maximum), and no earthquakes of M1.0 or greater were detected under Mammoth Mountain. [Note: The typical high level of seismicity was observed south of the caldera in the Sierra Nevada range. The largest registered M3.34].
Ubehebe Craters: No earthquakes at or above M1.0 were detected.
Salton Buttes: The typical high level of seismicity was observed in the vicinity of the buttes, with 38 earthquakes of M1.0 or greater. The largest registered M2.89.
Coso Volcanic Field: The typical high level of seismicity was observed, with 27 earthquakes M1.0 or greater. The largest registered M2.68.

The U.S. Geological Survey will continue to monitor these volcanoes closely and will issue additional updates and changes in alert level as warranted. For a definition of alert levels see http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/alertsystem/icons.php.

As part of the U.S. Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program, the California Volcano Observatory aims to advance scientific understanding of volcanic processes and lessen the harmful impacts of volcanic activity in the volcanically active areas of California and Nevada. For additional USGS CalVO volcano information, background, images, and other graphics visit http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/calvo/. For general information on the USGS Volcano Hazard Program http://volcanoes.usgs.gov. Statewide seismic information for California and Nevada can be found at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqscanv/.







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NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS WEEKLY UPDATE
Friday, June 26, 2015 9:27 AM PDT (Friday, June 26, 2015 16:27 UTC)


Report prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey.

PAGAN VOLCANO (VNUM #284170)
18°7'48" N 145°48' E, Summit Elevation 1870 ft (570 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Seismic, infrasound, and web camera data from Pagan Volcano remain temporarily unavailable. Satellite viewing conditions at Pagan were partly cloudy over the past week. Steam and gas emissions, if they occurred, were not distinguishable from the meteorological clouds.

Volcanic gas from Pagan may be noticed downwind of the volcano as a distinctive sulfurous odor. 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.

OTHER NORTHERN MARIANA ISLAND VOLCANOES

Other Northern Mariana Islands volcanoes show no signs of significant unrest.
Equipment failure on April 3, 2015 resulted in the loss of seismic data from all but one seismic station on Anatahan.
USGS conducts daily checks of earthquake activity at Sarigan, and Anatahan volcanoes.

For definitions of Aviation Color Codes and Volcano Alert Levels, see: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/alertsystem/index.php

SUBSCRIBE TO VOLCANO ALERT MESSAGES by email: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vns/

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

CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management Office (670) 664-2216
http://www.cnmihsem.gov.mp/






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YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO OBSERVATORY MONTHLY UPDATE
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 10:48 AM MDT (Wednesday, July 1, 2015 16:48 UTC)


YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO (VNUM #325010)
44°25'48" N 110°40'12" W, Summit Elevation 9203 ft (2805 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL
Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN

Seismicity

During June 2015, the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, responsible for the operation and analysis of the Yellowstone Seismic Network, reports 82 earthquakes were located in the Yellowstone National Park (YNP) region. The largest event was a small earthquake of magnitude 2.6 on June 21, at 04:40 PM MDT, located about 13 miles north northeast of Old Faithful, WY.

June seismicity included an earthquake swarm occurring on June 13 - 14th, about 6 miles southwest from West Thumb, WY, accounting for 16 earthquakes (ranging in magnitude from -0.1 to 2.4). The largest swarm event was a small earthquake of magnitude 2.4 on June 14, at 01:06 AM MDT.

Yellowstone earthquake activity in June remains at low background levels.


Ground deformation

GPS stations in Yellowstone continue to show little or no ground deformation. See for example:

http://www.unavco.org/instrumentation/networks/status/pbo/data/HVWY (click on Static Plots / Time Series)

The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO) provides long-term monitoring of volcanic and earthquake activity in the Yellowstone National Park region. Yellowstone is the site of the largest and most diverse collection of natural thermal features in the world and the first National Park. YVO is one of the five USGS Volcano Observatories that monitor volcanoes within the United States for science and public safety.

YVO Member agencies: USGS, Yellowstone National Park, University of Utah, University of Wyoming, UNAVCO, Inc., Wyoming State Geological Survey, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Idaho Geological Survey

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Jacob Lowenstern, Scientist-in-Charge
jlwnstrn@usgs.gov






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