Northern Mariana Islands Recent Status Report, Updates, and Information Releases
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. A possible steam/gas plume was observed coming from the summit of Pagan in a partly cloudy satellite image over the past week.
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.
USGS conducts daily checks of earthquake activity at Pagan, 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/
USGS Northern Mariana Duty Scientist (808) 967-8815
CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management Office (670) 664-2216