Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY CURRENT STATUS REPORTMonday, October 5, 2009 12:11 PM AKDT (Monday, October 5, 2009 20:11 UTC)CLEVELAND VOLCANO
52°49'20" N 169°56'42" W, Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Clear satellite views this morning revealed no signs of volcanic activity at Cleveland. A brief eruption at approximately 2330 AKDT October 2 (0730 UTC October 3) produced a small, detached ash cloud at maximum altitudes of 15,000' to 20,000' (4.5 - 6.1 km). While no more events have been detected, further eruptive activity is possible at any time.
The lack of a real-time seismic network at Cleveland means that AVO is unable to track local earthquake activity related to volcanic unrest. Short-lived explosions with ash plumes that could exceed 20,000 ft above sea level can occur without warning and may go undetected on satellite imagery.SHISHALDIN VOLCANO
54°45'19" N 163°58'16" W, Summit Elevation 9373 ft (2857 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
Seismic activity at Shishaldin remains low. Nothing unusual was observed in partly cloudy satellite views this morning. The view from the web camera is currently obscured by fog.
John Power, Acting Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
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Steve McNutt, Coordinating Scientist, UAF
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The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a cooperative program of the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.