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


NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS WEEKLY UPDATE
Friday, February 27, 2015 8:27 AM PST (Friday, February 27, 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 views over the past week have been mostly obscured by 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
Equipment failure on 29 December 2014 resulted in the loss of seismic data from Sarigan and Anatahan. Recent field visits to these volcanoes has restored the flow of seismic data, and USGS is now able to continue with routine seismic monitoring of Anatahan and Sarigan. Analysis of satellite images showed no signs of activity at these or any of the other volcanoes in the Northern Mariana Islands.

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/