AVO detected an explosion on Cleveland volcano at 08:17 AKDT (16:17 UTC) today. In response, AVO raised the Alert level and Color Code to WATCH/ORANGE this morning. Satellite views below about 30,000 feet above sea level have been obscured by clouds.
No ash cloud has been observed by satellite, web camera or other observers at this time. Observers from a boat on the northeast side of the volcano reported seeing a dusting of ash on the snow near the summit of the volcano as well as moderate steaming from the summit area. AVO will continue to monitor the volcano closely.
Mount Cleveland forms the western half of Chuginadak Island in the central Aleutian Islands. This symmetrical stratovolcano 1730–m (5676 ft) high was the site of many eruptions in the last two centuries; The most recent eruption was in 1994. In 1944, a soldier of the US Army was killed by an eruption of Mount Cleveland.
July 22, 2015. Cleveland, Alaska :
52 ° 49’20 « N 169 ° 56’42 » W,
Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Source : AVO .
Photo : Wikipedia (M. L. Harbin of the University of Alaska Fairbanks)