Little Sitkin Volcano shows signs of unrest

August 30, 2012

Little Sitkin, 2012Little Sitkin Volcano, a 3,898-foot-stratovolcano near the end of the Aleutian Chain, is exhibiting signs of elevated unrest and scientists with the Alaska Volcano Observatory have put the volcano on color code yellow. According to the latest AVO report, a swarm of high-frequency earthquakes began at 7:15 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time on August 29, 2012. The anomolous seismic activity continued throughout the night and on into August 30. No eruptive activity is currently indicated. However, clouds have obscured satellite images of the area. 

 

AVO is closely monitoring the volcano and will issue further updates as conditions change. Stay up-to-date on Little Sitkin's activity here

 

 

 

IMAGE CAPTION/CREDIT: A rare clear view of Little Sitkin Volcano collected by Digital Globe's WorldView-2 satellite on August 26, 2012. Image courtesy of Digital Globe, Inc.