Alaska volcano shows signs of unrest

Posted: Wednesday, June 02, 2010

ANCHORAGE - A volcano in the Aleutian Islands in southwest Alaska is showing signs of unrest.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory says there was a small ash emission from Cleveland Volcano on Sunday evening and satellite images received Monday indicated flows coming from the volcano's upper flanks.

The volcano 939 miles from Anchorage is on an uninhabited island. Scientists say it will continue to be closely monitored for new signs of unrest.

Short-lived explosions with ash clouds or plumes exceeding 20,000 feet above sea level are frequent on Cleveland, which last showed signs of unrest in the fall.

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