ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 11:55 AM AKDT (Thursday, April 5, 2018, 19:55 UTC)
52°49'20" N 169°56'42" W,
Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Following the explosion yesterday, a small ash emission was detected in local seismic data and in satellite data at 19:06 UTC / 11:06 AKST. Strongly elevated surface temperatures at the summit of the volcano have also been observed in multiple satellite images.
Cleveland volcano is monitored by only two seismic stations, which restricts 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.
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