Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY CURRENT STATUS REPORTSaturday, February 16, 2008 12:52 PM AKST (Saturday, February 16, 2008 21:52 UTC)CLEVELAND VOLCANO
52°49'20" N 169°56'42" W, Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
A minor explosion at Cleveland last night produced a small, diffuse ash cloud. When activity was detected this morning the cloud had detached from the volcano and traveled approximately 200 km (125 miles) northwest and was dissipating. The height of the cloud was less than 10,000 ft. above sea level. No further activity was detected or reported.
AVO monitors Cleveland Volcano with satellite imagery as weather allows. 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 of ash that could exceed 20,000 ft above sea level can occur without warning and may go undetected on satellite imagery.Please see http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Cleveland.php
for more information.
Tom Murray, 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.