at orange alert level
Actually, it was at level 2 at 10am according to the USGS. It's eq's have built to a stonger avg level than they were immediately before the fart. So they actually expect another similar event.
Ash fallout was mostly within 10-15 miles S-SW of the volcano. Ptld and Vanc are 55-60 miles away, and slightly out of the wind path. Besides, the ash fallout we might have received would have been no comparison to the post 5/18/80 eruptions where we got grey snow-like ash falls in Vanc/Ptld. For two years, anytime the wind was blowing we had to wear dust masks outside, and not use our windshield wipers (the ash being scraped off the windshields would scratch the hell out of them).
Last night's ABC news had some great pix. However spectacular they were, they were still minor.
No gases reported other than a very small amount of C02 from a crack in the dome. No magma gasses.