February 5, 2012 – Thank’s to the wwalert blog for another fine report. This one is about Alaska’s Mount Cleveland volcano erupting.
The Master of Disaster
Alaskan scientists are monitoring a massive volcano that may erupt, sending an ash cloud into the sky that could cause a headache to international air travel.
The volcano, known as Mount Cleveland, is located on a remote island in the Aleutian Islands approximately 1,000 miles southwest of Anchorage. The nearest town to the volcano is about 70 miles away.
As of Friday, the Alaska Volcano Observatory continued to keep their alert status for the Cleveland Volcano at Code Orange, which is one step below the highest alert level. The observatory bumped the alert status earlier this week from yellow to orange.
According to the group, “Satellite observations throughout the week suggest that eruptive activity at Cleveland Volcano has slowed or paused”, but concern still remains “for intermittent, sudden explosions of blocks and ash to occur at any time, and ash clouds exceeding 20,000 feet above sea level may develop.”
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