Aleutians volcano remains quiet after brief spurt

Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ANCHORAGE - Geologists have returned an Alaska volcano to unmonitored status because it has remained quiet following a brief eruption earlier this month.

Cleveland Volcano was removed Monday from code yellow status, more than two weeks after it spewed an ash plume up to 20,000 feet.

The Oct. 2 eruption prompted the Alaska Volcano Observatory to raise the threat level for the volcano to code orange.

The ash clouded drifted northeast about 375 miles and dispersed over the Bering Sea.

Cleveland is about 940 miles southwest of Anchorage, on a remote and uninhabited island in the Aleutians chain.

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