Anatahan, Mariana Islands, United States

The USGS reported that elevated seismicity at Anatahan continued during 12-13 March, then dropped to near background levels on 14 and 15 March. Based on observations of satellite imagery, the Washington VAAC reported that an ash plume was spotted around the summit area on 13 March and later that day drifted W and NNE. On 15 March, a possible diffuse ash plume was visible on satellite imagery drifting W. During 16-18 March seismicity remained low but was punctuated by occasional short bursts (typically about a minute in duration) of increased tremor. The Volcanic Alert Level remained at Watch and the Aviation Color Code remained at Orange.

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