Volcano Watch: Alaska’s Cleveland lava dome continues to grow

Posted on February 12, 2012

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Alaska’s Cleveland volcano keeps grumbling away, with a lava dome continuing to grow, and the alert level remaining at “watch,” according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

A status update on Saturday said that the volcano continued to show activity, but that no elevated temperatures or ash emissions were evident from satellite imagery. Cleveland, about 45 miles from the nearest community of Nikolski, was raised to “watch” status on Jan. 31. At that time, the lava dome was observed at a diameter of about 130 feet.

“The current lava dome is estimated to be 50 meters across and occupies only a small portion of the approximately 200 meter (650 foot) diameter summit crater,” the update from the AVO said.

Alaska Dispatch

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