Augustine Mound Webcam
Webcam view of the Augustine volcano mound.
The Augustine Volcano is an active volcano located on Augustine Island, in the Cook Inlet of Alaska, United States. The volcano is approximately 180 miles southwest of Anchorage and is part of the Aleutian volcanic arc.
The Augustine Volcano is one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes in Alaska, with eruptions occurring as recently as 2006. The volcano has a long history of explosive eruptions, with the most notable eruption occurring in 1883, which was the largest eruption in the state’s history.
The 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano was a particularly significant event, as it resulted in the temporary evacuation of several nearby communities, including Homer and Kenai. The eruption lasted for several months and caused a significant ash fall in the surrounding area, which had a major impact on local transportation, agriculture, and wildlife.
The Augustine Volcano is closely monitored by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), which operates several monitoring stations on the island. The USGS provides regular updates on the status of the volcano, including information about seismic activity, gas emissions, and other indicators of volcanic unrest.
Despite the risks associated with the Augustine Volcano, the area around the volcano is also a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including seabirds, sea lions, and whales, as well as several hiking trails and campsites. Visitors are advised to exercise caution and stay informed about the status of the volcano, particularly during periods of increased volcanic activity.