Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY CURRENT STATUS REPORTFriday, January 18, 2008 1:14 PM AKST (Friday, January 18, 2008 22:14 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
No new ash emissions have been observed in satellite data since the short-lived event yesterday around 2000 UTC. A weak thermal anomaly was observed in a clear satellite image from last night. Over the past 12 hours, high clouds have moved into the region and have obscured views of Cleveland Volcano. AVO has received no other reports of activity.
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.
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.