Thursday, January 07, 2010

Active volcanos of Alaska playing cards

Alaska's 52 active volcanoes are now immortalized on a deck of playing cards that you can buy from the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys in Fairbanks.  Each card has a photo of a different active volcano on it, with color coded dots showing the status.

 The color codes are:
Red – documented eruption
Orange – suspected eruption
Dark blue – fumaroles, measured at or near boiling point
Light blue – fumaroles, unknown temperature
Green – deformation
Yellow – earthquake swarm

Orders or inquiries can be sent to  Each deck is $6.

Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
3354 College Road
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
Phone 907-451-5007 / Fax 907-451-5223
Thanks to Rod Combellick, Deputy Director of DGGS for cluing us in on this

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