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Minor explosion reported at Cleveland Volcano

9:01 PM, May 4, 2013   |    comments
Cleveland Volcano in Alaska. Courtesy: NOAA
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Scientists say there were two or three minor explosions at Alaska's Cleveland Volcano on Saturday morning.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory and U.S. Geological Survey say satellites detected a small, low-altitude ash cloud and elevated surface temperatures at the summit. The Federal Aviation Administration said there are no flight restrictions as a result.

The volcano in the Aleutian Islands is 940 miles southwest of Anchorage. Its most recent significant eruption began in February 2001 and featured three explosive events that sent ash clouds as high 39,000 feet above sea level. It also produced a rubbly lava flow and hot avalanche that reached the sea.

The most recent minor ash emissions were observed in November 2012.

The Associated Press

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