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SITUATION REPORT 09-002 (as of 11:00 AM, 2 January 2009)

Homeland Security Advisory System – National Level:  Yellow-Elevated
Homeland Security Advisory System – Alaska Level:  Yellow-Elevated
State Emergency Coordination Center Preparedness Level 1
Maritime Security (MARSEC) Level – Level I – Low.
Military installations in Alaska are at FPCON A.
State of Alaska Cyber Security Alert Level: Guarded
World Health Organization Pandemic Phase - Phase 3: No or very limited human-to-human transmission (An Influenza Pandemic situation report, which contains an explanation of the WHO Pandemic Phases, is attached to this situation report and updated every Tuesday)

State of Alaska Situation
(Updates to this section from previous Situation Report are in Italics.)

Threat Level Changes
No change.

Alaska Volcano
Current Status Report as of Friday, January 2, 2009, 12:51 PM AKST

Cleveland Volcano:
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
Volcanic Activity Summary: A brief but explosive ash emission was detected in satellite images of Cleveland Volcano this morning. The ash plume reached an altitude of about 6 km (20,000 ft) drifted east-southeast about 240 km (150 mi) and dispersed over the North Pacific.  Remarks: This was a brief, short-lived, but explosive ash emission event from Cleveland Volcano and is typical of the type of events observed at this volcano in the past. Because the event was brief and the ash plume was relatively low level and dispersed rapidly AVO is not raising the color code or alert level.

The West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center has issued the following information statement:
- An earthquake has occurred at 05:17 am on 02 Jan 09.  The earthquake magnitude was 5.2 and a depth of 68 miles.  It was located NE of Kodiak City and 210 miles SW of Anchorage Alaska. No tsunami is expected.  There were reports of this event being felt, but no reports of damages have been received at this time.
- An earthquake has occurred at 03:36 am on 2 Jan 09.  The earthquake has a magnitude of 5.1 and a depth of 143 miles.  It was located 105 miles NE of Amchitka and 115 miles NW of Adak. No tsunami is expected; no reports of damages have been received at this time.

Useful link:
Current Volcano information: http://www.avo.alaska.edu
Complete definitions of Aviation color codes and Volcano alert levels: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/color_codes.php for
Current weather warnings and watches for State of Alaska can be found at the NWS:  http://www.arh.noaa.gov/
Airport Flight Status (Anchorage) http://aia-mufids.dot.state.ak.us/
Road Information:  can be found at http://511.Alaska.gov/ or call 511.

The Next Situation Report: will be published as of 11:00 am, 5 January 2009. A significant change in the situation or the threat level will prompt an interim report. Please direct questions regarding this report to the SECC at 907-428-7100 or secc@ak-prepared.com.

How to reach the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Phone the State Emergency Coordination Center (SECC) by dialing (907) 428-7100 or 1-800-478-2337, 24 hours per day.  Information on emergency topics is available on the Division's web site at http://www.ak-prepared.com.  Homeland Security information may be found at http://www.ak-prepared.com/homelandsecurity/

How to reach the Division of Administration – State Cyber Security Program:  If you have questions you may contact Darrell Davis, State Computer Security Officer darrel.davis@Alaska.gov.

For further information:
Being prepared: Ready.gov
Countries:              U.S. State Department Background Notes.
Maps:           United Nations Cartographic Section
                University of Texas Library Map Section.