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Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5034

The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a cooperative program of the U.S. Geological Survey, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. The Alaska Volcano Observatory is funded by the U.S. Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Program and the State of Alaska.

2010 Volcanic Activity in Alaska, Kamchatka, and the Kurile Islands: Summary of Events and Response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory

By Christina A. Neal, Julie Herrick, O.A. Girina, Marina Chibisova, Alexander Rybin, Robert G. McGimsey, and Jim Dixon

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The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) responded to eruptions, possible eruptions, volcanic unrest or suspected unrest at 12 volcanic centers in Alaska during 2010. The most notable volcanic activity consisted of intermittent ash emissions from long-active Cleveland volcano in the Aleutian Islands. AVO staff also participated in hazard communication regarding eruptions or unrest at seven volcanoes in Russia as part of an ongoing collaborative role in the Kamchatka and Sakhalin Volcanic Eruption Response Teams.

First posted May 30, 2014

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Suggested citation:

Neal, C.A., Herrick, J., Girina, O.A., Chibisova, M., Rybin, A., McGimsey, R.G., and Dixon, J., 2014, 2010 Volcanic activity in Alaska, Kamchatka, and the Kurile Islands—Summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5034, 76 p.,

ISSN 2328-0328 (online)




Volcanic Activity in Alaska, Northeast To Southwest Along Aleutian Arc

Volcanic Activity, Kamchatka Peninsula, and the Northern Kurile Islands, Russia

Volcanic Activity, Central and Southern Kurile Islands, Russia



References Cited

Glossary of Selected Terms and Acronyms

Appendix 1. Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes Used by United States Volcano Observatories, KVERT, and SVERT

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