(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)
(2) Issued: (20181229/0354Z)
(3) Volcano: Cleveland (VNUM #311240)
(4) Current Color Code: ORANGE
(5) Previous Color Code: ORANGE
(6) Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory
(7) Notice Number:
(8) Volcano Location: N 52 deg 49 min W 169 deg 56 min
(9) Area: Aleutians
(10) Summit Elevation: 5676 ft (1730 m)
(11) Volcanic Activity Summary: Local seismic sensors recorded a short-lived explosion today at 3:17 UTC December 29 (18:17 AKST December 28). A pilot report indicates an ash cloud to 17,000 ft asl. Local winds are from the west.

Explosions from Cleveland typically produce relatively small volcanic ash clouds that dissipate within hours; however, more significant ash emissions are possible.

Cleveland volcano is monitored with a limited real-time seismic network, which inhibits AVO's ability to detect precursory unrest that may lead to an explosive eruption. Rapid detection of an ash-producing eruption may be possible using a combination of seismic, infrasound, lightning, and satellite data.
(12) Volcanic cloud height: 17,000 ft asl
(13) Other volcanic cloud information: winds are from west
(14) Remarks:
(15) Contacts: Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
mcoombs@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

David Fee, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
dfee1@alaska.edu (907) 322-4085
(16) Next Notice:

AVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice

Volcano: Cleveland (VNUM #311240)

Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH

Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Issued: Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:54 PM AKST
Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory
Notice Number:
Location: N 52 deg 49 min W 169 deg 56 min
Elevation: 5676 ft (1730 m)
Area: Aleutians

Volcanic Activity Summary: Local seismic sensors recorded a short-lived explosion today at 3:17 UTC December 29 (18:17 AKST December 28). A pilot report indicates an ash cloud to 17,000 ft asl. Local winds are from the west.

Explosions from Cleveland typically produce relatively small volcanic ash clouds that dissipate within hours; however, more significant ash emissions are possible.

Cleveland volcano is monitored with a limited real-time seismic network, which inhibits AVO's ability to detect precursory unrest that may lead to an explosive eruption. Rapid detection of an ash-producing eruption may be possible using a combination of seismic, infrasound, lightning, and satellite data.


Recent Observations:
[Volcanic cloud height] 17,000 ft asl
[Other volcanic cloud information] winds are from west

Contacts: Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
mcoombs@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

David Fee, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
dfee1@alaska.edu (907) 322-4085

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.