ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:24 PM AKDT (Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 20:24 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
Unrest continues at Cleveland volcano. Weakly elevated surface temperatures were observed once over the past day in cloudy satellite data. Nothing significant was detected in seismic or pressure sensor (infrasound) data during the last 24 hours. A small deposit of ballistic blocks were also observed in satellite data within the summit crater and just below the eastern crater rim. These blocks suggest very small explosive activity occurred at the summit which is below the detection threshold of the seismic and pressure sensors.
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.
GREAT SITKIN VOLCANO
52°4'35" N 176°6'39" W,
Summit Elevation 5709 ft (1740 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
Unrest continues at Great Sitkin Volcano. Seismic activity remains at low levels. No significant activity was observed in mostly clear satellite data over the past day.
Great Sitkin Volcano is monitored with a local real-time seismic network, which will typically allow AVO to detect changes in unrest that may lead to an explosive eruption. Rapid detection of an ash-producing eruption would be accomplished using a combination of seismic, infrasound, lightning, and satellite data.
OTHER ALASKA VOLCANOES
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