Alaska Mount Cleveland Volcano Alert Level Orange

Alaska Cleveland Volcano Alert Level Orange
Alaska Cleveland Volcano Alert Level Orange
Alaska Cleveland Volcano Map
Alaska Cleveland Volcano Map

Alaska Mount Cleveland Volcano Alert Level Orange – Mount Cleveland (also known as Cleveland Volcano) (see July 23 video below) is a nearly symmetrical stratovolcano on the western end of Chuginadak Island, which is part of the Islands of Four Mountains just west of Umnak Island in the Fox Islands of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.

Mount Cleveland is 5,675 ft (1,730 m) high, and one of the most active of the 75 or more volcanoes in the larger Aleutian Arc. Aleutian natives named the island after their fire goddess, Chuginadak, who they believed inhabited the volcano. In 1894 a team from the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey visited the island and gave Mount Cleveland its current name, after then-president Grover Cleveland.

Newest United States Geological Survey Alert

Alaska Cleveland Volcano Alert Level Orange – 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

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.

What Does Level Orange Mean?

Volcano is exhibiting heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption, time frame uncertain, OR eruption is underway with no or minor volcanic-ash emissions [ash-plume height specified, if possible].

Also, the on the Ring of Fire in the United States is the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Kilauea has now been erupting since May 3, 2018, and part of the lava flowing into the ocean created an island 20 to 30 feet in diameter that appeared on July 12, according to the United States Geological Survey(USGS).

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Video:Alaska’s Cleveland volcano could explode in DAYS – threat level raised by USGS