AVO Cleveland ORANGE/WATCH - Eruption occured on Wednesday 05/17/201703:17 UTC

By Newsroom America Feeds at 19 May 2017

May 19, 2017 21:37 - An short explosive eruption occurred at Cleveland volcano Tuesday evening (May 16) at 19:17 AKDT (03:17 May 17 UTC). The eruption was detected by local seismic instruments and lasted about 11 minutes. The resulting ash cloud rose to about 15,000 feet above sea level and was seen in satellite images to drift to the southwest for about 5 hours. Satellite observations show that the lava dome that had occupied the bottom of the summit crater was completely destroyed during Tuesday's eruption. This dome had formed following the previous eruption on March 8, ...



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