ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT
U.S. Geological Survey
Monday, August 30, 2010, 10:59 AM AKDT (Monday, August 30, 2010, 18:59 UTC)
52°49'20" N 169°56'42" W,
Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
AVO detected a thermal anomaly at Cleveland Volcano in one satellite image last night . Weather conditions have remained cloudy today preventing more views of the summit in satellite imagery. AVO continues to monitor the volcano using satellite imagery.
Without a real-time seismic network at Cleveland, AVO is unable to track local earthquake activity related to volcanic unrest. Low-level ash emissions at Cleveland occur frequently and do not necessarily mean a larger eruption is imminent. Short-lived explosions with ash clouds or plumes that could exceed 20,000 ft above sea level can occur without warning and may go undetected on satellite imagery.
Chris Waythomas, Acting Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
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Jon Dehn, Acting 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.