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Fumaroles

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Fumaroles on west side of Fourpeak Volcano
Picture Date: September 24, 2006

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Twin plumes of steam rising from the Cape Douglas area have Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists puzzled — and hoping for clear weather to figure out what’s going on.

"It’s not in a place where we expect to see steam" - Rick Wessels, a U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist with the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

Homer residents reported the two discrete plumes rising from an area south of Mount Douglas. Lanny Simpson, a 20-year Homer resident and photographer who runs Alaska Mountain Images, said he took a series of photos of the plumes from the bottom of Main Street near Bishop’s Beach at about 7:40 p.m. Sunday.

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Latitude: 58.855°N Longitude: 153.542°W

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