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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Monday, June 11, 2018, 1:34 PM AKDT (Monday, June 11, 2018, 21:34 UTC)


CLEVELAND VOLCANO (VNUM #311240)
52°49'20" N 169°56'42" W, Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Low-level unrest continues at Cleveland volcano. Elevated surface temperatures were observed in several satellite images over the past 24 hours. No unusual activity was observed in seismic or pressure sensor data.

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 (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

A small steam explosion was detected in seismic data at 11:39 AKDT (19:39 UTC) on June 10, 2018 followed by a series of small earthquakes. The Color Code/Alert Level for Great Sitkin was raised to YELLOW/ADVISORY. No infrasound signal from this event was detected, Meteorological clouds at 8000 feet a.s.l. obscured satellite views of the volcano. No volcanic clouds observed in satellite images above the cloud deck. The earthquake activity has been diminishing over the past 24 hours. The minor explosive event yesterday was similar to the events in January and July of 2017.

OTHER ALASKA VOLCANOES

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
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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.