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Augustine volcano simmering down

Augustine Volcano appears to be settling down, scientists say. Though scientists this morning downgraded the "level of concern" color code from red to orange, the volcano continues to put on a show, as seen in recent images from the Alaska Volcano Observatory Augustine Island Web Cam.

According to the observatory’s update, issued at 12:05 p.m. today:  “After yesterday’s eruption, seismic activity declined and has not returned to the levels recorded in the hours prior to the eruption. AVO continues to monitor the volcano closely with staff in the office 24 hours a day.

“There have been clear views of the volcano in the island webcam this morning. Today’s field missions include a helicopter trip to conduct FLIR measurements of thermal features of the summit area including fumaroles; equipment maintanence and upgrade at a station along the east coast of the island; and a fixed-wing flight to measure volcanic gases. The helicopter left Homer and is on its way to the island.”

Check out the Alaska Volcano Observatory site for the latest information, including images of Augustine. For complete details, see the AVO’s Augustine activity page.

[Read more at Alaska Volcano Observatory Augustine Activity Page]

AUGUSTINE ISLAND WEBCAM / Alaska Volcano Observatory | Posted 01.12.06 at 7:17 pm

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