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Stratovolcano 1800 m / 5,905 ft
Aleutian Islands, 53.89°N / -166.92°W
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Makushin (Aleutian Islands): Small earthquakes continue since last update

Thursday Jul 30, 2020 21:21 PM | BY: MATTHEW

Cloudy Skies at Makushin volcano (C) U.S. Geological Survey
Cloudy Skies at Makushin volcano (C) U.S. Geological Survey
The Alaskan Volcano Observatory (AVO) report that the small earthquakes which began on June 15 continues. These earthquakes are located southeast of the summit. No activity was observed in cloudy satellite and web camera imagery.

AVO mention that the earthquake sequence may be associated with volcanic unrest, but there have been no signs of deformation or surface activity noted in other monitoring data. Should an eruption occur, it would be likely to see additional signs of unrest prior to the onset. Also, the main hazard would likely be from airborne ash and ash fall.
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Wednesday, Jul 01, 2020
Makushin volcano today (image: AVO)
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported that the seismicity continues at fluctuating levels since 24 June. This is associated with two earthquakes on 28 June with magnitude M 3.0 and 3.8 at 16:53 and 18:02 local time. All of the earthquakes are clustered about 10 km (6 miles) east of the summit of the volcano at a depth of about 8 km (5 miles). The largest earthquakes have been felt strongly by residents of Unalaska. ... read all
Thursday, Jun 18, 2020
Makushin volcano on 9 June (image: AVO)
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported that the activity of the volcano continues at low levels over the past days. ... read all
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020
AVO webicorder showing the sudden increase in seismicity. Credit: AVO
The Alaska Volcano Observatory has raised the Alert Level and Aviation Color Code to ADVISORY/YELLOW due to an earthquake swarm that began a few hours ago with a M4.5 shock, soon followed by a M4.1 event. Both have been reported felt in Dutch Harbor/Unalaska. ... read all
Monday, Jan 21, 2013
Current seismic recording at Makushin volcano (MSW station, AVO)
Occasional small local earthquakes have been recorded recently. ... read all

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