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Ash Plume from Cleveland Volcano

Activity at Cleveland Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
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Activity at Cleveland Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

At 3:00 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time on May 23, 2006, Flight Engineer Jeff Williams from International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 13 contacted the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to report that the Cleveland Volcano had produced a plume of ash. Shortly after the activity began, he took this photograph. This picture shows the ash plume moving west-southwest from the volcano’s summit. A bank of fog (upper right) is a common feature around the Aleutian Islands. The event proved to be short-lived; two hours later, the plume had completely detached from the volcano. The AVO reported that the ash cloud height could have been as high as 6,000 meters (20,000 feet) above sea level.

Published May 25, 2006

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Ash Plume from Cleveland Volcano
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Ash Plume from Cleveland Volcano

Published May 24, 2006

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