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AVO VOLCANO ACTIVITY NOTIFICATION

ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 2:13 PM AKDT (Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 22:13 UTC)


CLEVELAND VOLCANO (VNUM #311240)
52°49'20" N 169°56'42" W, Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

AVO detected an explosion at Cleveland volcano at 08:17 AKDT (16:17 UTC) today. In response, AVO raised the Alert level and Color Code to WATCH/ORANGE this morning. Satellite views below about 30,000 feet above sea level have been obscured by clouds. No ash cloud has been observed by satellite, web camera or other observers at this time. Observers from a boat on the northeast side of the volcano reported seeing a dusting of ash on the snow near the summit of the volcano as well as moderate steaming from the summit area. AVO will continue to monitor the volcano closely.

SHISHALDIN VOLCANO (VNUM #311360)
54°45'19" N 163°58'16" W, Summit Elevation 9373 ft (2857 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Low-level eruptive activity in the summit crater continues. Seismicity remains above background levels. Clouds obscured views by satellite and web camera over the last 24 hours.

OTHER ALASKA VOLCANOES

Other Alaska volcanoes show no signs of significant unrest: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/

AVO scientists conduct daily checks of earthquake activity at all seismically-monitored volcanoes, examine web camera and satellite images for evidence of airborne ash and elevated surface temperatures, and consult other monitoring data as needed.

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

John Power, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
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David Fee, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
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