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Open-File Report 2004-1034

2000 Volcanic Activity in Alaska and Kamchatka: Summary of Events and Response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory

by Christina A. Neal, Robert G. McGimsey, and Olga Chubarova

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) monitors the more than 40 historically active volcanoes of the Aleutian Arc. Of these, 22 were monitored with short-period seismic instrument networks as of the end of 2000. The core AVO monitoring program also includes daily analysis of satellite imagery, compilation of pilot reports, observations from local residents and mariners, and occasional overflights. In 2000, AVO responded to eruptive activity or suspect volcanic activity at 4 volcanic centers in Alaska: Wrangell, Snowy, Chiginagak, and Shishaldin.

In addition to responding to eruptive activity at Alaska volcanoes, AVO also assisted in the dissemination of information for the Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) about activity of 5 Russian volcanoes in 2000: Sheveluch, Klyuchevskoy, Bezymianny, Karymsky, and Mutnovsky.

Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
Geologic Division
Alaska Science Center
Volcano Hazards Program
Alaska Volcano Observatory

Last update: December 30, 2004

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