Cleveland volcano (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): explosive eruption on 19 June sends ash to 35,000 ft
Thursday Jun 21, 2012 02:17 AM | BY: T
Cleveland volcano in the Aleutian Islands (Alaska) had an explosive eruption at 14.05 local time on 19 June, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported, who raised the alert status to Orange (3 out of 4). Based on pilots' observations, an ash plume rose to about 35,000 ft (10,6 km). As the eruptions blog writes, a possible explanation could be that the eruption was caused by a collapse of the lava dome, but Cleveland's remote location makes it difficult to confirm this.
Interestingly, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake at 14 km depth occurred in the Aleutians 1200 km to the west from Cleveland 6 hours earlier, but this might be simple coincidence.
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