Cleveland, Chuginadak Island

On 21 July, AVO raised the Volcano Alert Level for Cleveland to Watch and the Aviation Color Code to Orange based on reports from pilots and observers on fishing boats. Reports from fishing boats indicated that an eruption started at about 1200 and ash near sea level may have drifted NW. Pilots reported that an ash-and-steam plume rose to altitudes of 4.6-5.2 km (15,000-17,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE. Observations of satellite imagery on 22 July revealed a steam plume possibly containing some ash drifting more than 50 km ESE at altitudes of 3-6.1 km (10,000-20,000 ft) a.s.l. A strong thermal anomaly interpreted as a possible lava flow was also present in the imagery.

Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) – “Reports provided courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey’s Volcano Hazards Program.”


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