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Mount Cleveland Spews "Weak Plume"

September 14, 2010

Alexandra Gutierrez, KUCB – Unalaska

Over the weekend,  the Mount Cleveland volcano burped out an ash plume.  Steve McNutt at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks  Alaska Volcano Observatory calls it a “weak” plume.

AVO had already placed Cleveland on yellow status, then dropped that down, but now it’s back on yellow, and its plumes in the central Aleutians – which tend to come out several times a year – can be a hazard to local aviation at around ten thousand feet and lower.

The plume did not reach high enough to affect trans-pacific jet aviation.

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