ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT
U.S. Geological Survey
Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 12:03 PM AKDT (Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 20:03 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
Clouds have obscured the summit of Mt. Cleveland over the past 24 hours and AVO has received no new information about unrest at the volcano. Yesterday, the Aviation Color Code/Volcano Alert Level was reduced to Yellow/Advisory in response to satellite data indicating no change in the size of the lava dome over the past two weeks. It is possible that the dome may resume growing at any time, and this could lead to explosive activity and ash emission.
Without a real-time seismic network on the volcano, AVO is unable to track local earthquake activity related to volcanic unrest, provide forecasts of eruptive activity, or confirmation of explosive, ash-producing events. AVO will continue to monitor the volcano using satellite data as it becomes available.
John Power, 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.