Northern Mariana Islands Recent Status Report, Updates, and Information Releases


NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS WEEKLY UPDATE
Friday, January 23, 2015 11:02 AM PST (Friday, January 23, 2015 19:02 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. Pagan was mostly obscured by clouds over the past week, but no steam or gas plume was observed during periods of clear weather.

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

Equipment failure on 29 December 2014 resulted in the loss of seismic data from Sarigan and Anatahan, so we are no longer monitoring these volcanoes with local data. Repair of monitoring systems will be attempted in late January. Analysis of satellite images showed no signs of activity at these or any of the other Northern Mariana Islands 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/