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The Cleveland volcano on the western half of the Chuginadak island in the central Aleutian islands of Alaska, is spewing ash up to 20,000 feet into the air.

The volcano has an elevation of 5, 676 feet and sits on an uninhabited island 75 km south of Nikolski with 100 in habitants and 940 miles southwest of Anchorage. The threat level has been raised to orange at the present time by the Alaska Volcano Observatory. The 20,000 feet ash plum simply dispersed over the bering sea and doesn’t seem to be anything to worry about.

Last June this was a common occurrence and the ash was bothersome for the fishing vessels in the area. For up to date information on the volcanos activity see the Alaska Volcano Observatories website.

Sources:

  1. http://www.adn.com/volcano/story/959850.html
  2. http://www2.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Cleveland.php
Mount Cleveland is Spewing Ash
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