Thursday, September 21, 2006

Fourpeaked Volcano

Twin plumes were observed rising from Fourpeaked glacier on Sunday 17th September. The area was located between Fourpeaked and Douglas volcanoes. Plumes reached 20,000 ft elevation. Fourpeaked volcano is located in the northeast corner of Katmai National Park. Trace of ashfall was recorded at Nonvianuk Lake outlet (110 km NW of the volcano) and near Homer (about 95 miles NE of the volcano). A cloud of sulphur dioxide was detected by satellite images. A strong sulphur smell was reported from the Stony River Valley, 300 km NW of Fourpeaked volcano. The alert level has been increased to "yellow".
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