The Mount Cleveland Volcano Heats up Again.

December 29, 2011 – Mount Cleveland Volcano Heat up Again: An ash cloud erupted some 15,000 feet into the air from Alaska’s Mount Cleveland Volcano, according to satellite images and the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO). The volcano, located in the Aleutian Islands about 45 miles west of the community of Nikolski, has been upgraded and downgraded several times over the last few months, flaring up in July and erupting in the form of a growing lava dome in August. Following several weeks of activity, the volcano was downgraded before being upgraded again to an alert level of “watch,” and an aviation hazard color-code of “Orange;” in early September. Two months later, the alert level was again lowered after the volcano seemed to quiet down. This latest activity comes six days after the most recent update on the AVO website. The AVO said that satellite imagery from about 5:00AM Thursday confirmed the presence of a detached ash cloud, about 50 miles away from the volcano and moving southeast. The last significant eruption of Cleveland occurred in February 2001 and resulted in three ash plumes that reached up to 39,000 feet above sea level and a rubbly lava flow and hot avalanche that reached the sea. Aviators in the area are encouraged to exercise caution, but the AVO said that the eruption may be an isolated event. ”Satellite data indicate that this is a single explosion event,” the AVO said. However, more sudden explosions producing ash could occur with plumes exceeding 20,000 feet above sea level. Such explosions and their associated ash clouds may go undetected in satellite imagery for hours. The Cleveland volcano lacks any real-time monitoring equipment.

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3 Responses to The Mount Cleveland Volcano Heats up Again.

  1. Jacquelyn Fedyk says:

    “The Cleveland volcano lacks any real-time monitoring equipment.”
    You’ve got to be kidding! I thought all of the world was monitored.
    Those are very important volcanoes to Northern California as they can cause tsunami’s.
    They better get some equipment on that mountain to warn all of us living on the west coast.
    Since the sea levels have risen and are continuing to do so every day, what once used to be a One Inch tsunami in Southern California can possibly become a lot more in the future.
    Thank you,

    • wfoster2011 says:

      I was surprised too, that no monitors other than satellite data is the only monitoring method to date. I guess the remoutness and the fact that their are hundreds of volcanoes in the Alaskian Aleutian Island Chain has something to do with it – but still you’d think they could install some monitoring close to and on Mount Cleveland, and other Volcanoes in Alaska. Their have been very significant volcanic eruptions in that area in the past. I think a warning, more than 24 to 48 hours later, would be in order. I believe most of the volcanoes in the U.S., including California, Oregon and Washington State have monitoring.
      Bill Foster

  2. Yamkin says:

    Lava flows from South East crater, a column of ash rises to a height of 5,000 meters – Italy.

    Catania inhabitants witnessed a big cloud of smoke rising from Mount Etna Thursday morning, in the volcano’s first eruption of the year.
    The eruption was powerful and clearly visible, even from a distance.

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