- Associated Press - Friday, February 7, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Scientists say a possible volcanic cloud might have been emitted from a remote Alaska volcano Friday.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory says in a statement that the cloud may have come from a small explosive event at Shishaldin Volcano, located in the eastern Aleutian Islands.

The cloud was seen in satellite images, but the event was too small to be detected by the one working seismic station nearby.

The observatory says satellite imagery suggests the cloud may have reached as high as 25,000 feet, but was ash-poor and short-lived.

Surface temperatures didn’t seem to rise, suggesting this was primarily a gas event.

The volcano, located nearly 700 miles southwest of Anchorage, is considered one of the most active in the Aleutians. It’s had 24 confirmed eruptions since 1775.


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