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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 12:13 PM AKST (Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 21:13 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

No new activity has been observed at Cleveland Volcano since the explosion at 04:20 AKST (13:20 UTC) this morning. The eruption this morning produced a detached cloud that was observed in satellite data with an altitude up to 20,000 ft and moving to the east. This cloud appears to have dissipated and is no longer visible in satellite data. The Aviation Color Code is ORANGE and Alert Level is WATCH for Cleveland Volcano.

GREAT SITKIN VOLCANO (VNUM #311120)
52°4'35" N 176°6'39" W, Summit Elevation 5709 ft (1740 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Low-level unrest continues at Great Sitkin volcano. Nothing of note was observed in seismic data and in mostly cloudy satellite data over the past day.

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

Unrest continues at Shishaldin. Activity observed on seismic and infrasound instruments remains elevated and robust steaming continues to be observed in web camera images during periods of clear weather. No activity observed in satellite data over the past day.

OTHER ALASKA VOLCANOES

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

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

Jessica Larsen, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAF
jflarsen@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.