2006: Augustine volcano

Jerry Minick and Randy Heck at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cover computer equipment for the regional office Friday.
A satellite image taken Friday by the NASA Earth Observatory MODIS Rapid Response System shows an ash cloud above Augustine Volcano and heading over water. The National Weather Service, in a notice to mariners, warned of "floating rafts of pumice."
A plume of hot steam bellows from Augustine Volcano, about 75 miles west of Homer, Alaska, Jan.4, 2006. The unrest of the volcano continues with seismicity rates increasing, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory.
Oblique image of Augustine Volcano, Dec. 21, 2005, showing the 1986 pyroclastic flow deposits, West Island, which was created by an avalanche less than 350 years ago, and Burr Point, created by an avalanche in 1883.
USGS scientist Tim Plucinski installs an earthquake sensor on the eastern flank of Augustine Volcano on Dec. 20, 2005.
This view of Augustine Volcano from the south looking north was taken Dec. 20, 2005.
Anchorage Alaska Volcano Observatory research geophysicist Rick Wessels points out a feature on the Augustine Volcano live web-cam in the observatory's operations room January 12,2006.
Volcanologists Game McGimsey, left, Michael Doukas, center, and research geophysicist Rick Wessels discuss the current status of Augustine Volcano at the Alaska Volcano Observatory in Anchorage January 12, 2006.
AVO volcanologist Peter Cervelli making a sulphur dioxide measurement using the Mini-DOAS, January 04, 2006 14:30:00.
USGS AVO scientists Dave Schneider, Rick Wessels (front) and Maggie Mangan (back) taken during Augustine volcano gas flight January 09, 2006 13:22:00.
On an observational flight over Augustine Volcano January 11, 2006, scientists saw a steaming volcano after an early morning eruption.
Scientists with the USGS Alaska Volcano Observatory board a Security Aviation flight in Anchorage January 11, 2006, take a look at Augustine Volcano that erupted early Wednesday morning. 060111
On an observational flight over Augustine Volcano January 11, 2006, scientists saw a steaming volcano after an early morning eruption.
On an observational flight over Augustine Volcano January 11, 2006, scientists saw a steaming volcano after an early morning eruption. Writer
Paul Venturini, a clerk at the Northern Lights Schuck's Auto Parts store, stocks air filters Wednesday afternoon, 1/11/2006. Store manager Max Harris said that people were waiting to buy filters when the store opened Wednesday morning.
AVO photo - A remote camera on Augustine Volcano showed a steam plume still rising from the volcano at 3:54 p.m. on 1/11/2006.
A plume of hot steam bellows from Augustine Volcano about 75 miles west of Homer, Alaska, Jan. 5, 2006. The unrest of the volcano continues with seismicity rates increasing according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory but there are no indications that the volcano is building toward and eruption anytime soon. (AP Photo/Homer Tribune, Carey James)
Craig Medred