Thursday, July 09, 2009

Mount Cleveland displayed some signs of activity

Mount Cleveland, located in the eastern Aleutian Islands near the community of Nikolski, erupted Thursday morning sending an ash cloud less than 15,000 feet in the air.

According to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, the ash cloud detached from the volcano and moved south.

Cleveland last erupted in February, 2001. Three explosive events sent ash plumes to as high as 39,000 feet.

AVO elevated the alert level for the volcano located about 940 miles southwest of Anchorage to orange.

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