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Volcanoes Not Expected to Alter Santa’s Flight Plan
Released: 12/13/1996

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Rebecca Phipps 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4460

Just in time for Christmas, Pavlof volcano in Alaska and Montserrat volcano in the Caribbean are more active but are not expected to alter or delay Santa’s trip around the world, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

You can monitor the activity of Alaska’s Pavlof volcano on the World Wide Web at:


You can monitor the activity of Montserrat volcano on the World Wide Web at:


Working toward aviation safety year round, not only at Christmastime, the U.S. Geological Survey, in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Weather Service, monitors the volcanic activity of Alaska’s more than 40 active volcanoes and others around the world.

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(Note to Editors: Reporters who would like to interview USGS volcanologists who monitor Pavlof around-the-clock at the Alaska Volcano Observatory in Anchorage may call 907-786-7443.)

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