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Volcanic activity calms at Iliamna

Posted: January 9, 2013 - 10:49pm  |  Updated: January 10, 2013 - 12:35pm

The Alaska Volcano Observatory dropped Iliamna’s activity level to green Wednesday following a prolonged period of unrest.

Activity at the volcano on the west side of Cook Inlet decreased during the past several months, and it is now considered to have reached typical background levels, according to an Observatory press release.

Occasional small earthquakes continue around the volcano. The seismic activity is normal compared to Iliamna’s peak of unrest in March 2012.

The Observatory experienced network problems in May, which reduced its ability to gauge Iliamna’s activity.

Stations near the volcano went offline, but large earthquakes occurring underneath Iliamna were still detected at far-off stations, and scientists kept the elevated alert level in place, said Jeff Freymueller, coordinating scientist at the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks in a September 2012 interview with the Clarion.

 

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Watchman on the Wall 01/11/13 - 03:01 pm
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Burning Ring of Fire

No it's not a Johnny Cash song folks, it's where we live on the Pacific ocean side of the globe. A complete circle of volcanic activity in the pacific rims of fire. I see that the Clarion has at the bottom of the main page a video about the Yellowstone volcano, the worlds largest Caldera, old collapsed volcano. The continual rise, bulging up in the ground along with more increasing pressure is warning that another possible massive explosion is coming soon. South America, North America & Russia are all experiancing more frequet eruptions as well as earthquakes from building pressures. Hopefully Iliamnia will remain calm, along with all the other volcano's across the inlet and along the chain as well as the east coast of Russia wil their many volcano's that are also spitting and sputtering ash or magma. All of creation has pressures building up preparing for many differant types of explosions, natural and manmade as well.
We live in a wonderful state, but, with that beauty also comes an any moment chance of eruptions and massive troubles from such. As a 36+ resident of the Kenai i have seen several eruptions and working in the electrical industry i have seen the massive long lasting affects of these eruptions with the metal ash on electric power supply equipment. It's not a good thing, with actually no means of preparing for it either, just dealing with it afterwards.
Thanks for the article.

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