Alaska's Cleveland Volcano could soon be leaking from its flanks if the lava inside continues to build up, officials at the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported.
The observatory reported that the volcano's lava dome was 262 feet in diameter on August 30 and has now expanded to 394 feet.
"The presence of the lava dome increases the possibility of an explosive eruption, but does not necessarily indicate that one will occur," the observatory said. "Short-lived explosions could produce an ash cloud that exceeds 20,000 ft above sea level."
The observatory said it did not expect air travel problems if the volcano erupted.
Because "the small lava dome in the summit crater has resumed growth and now fills the floor of the crater," the observatory is raising its alert level.
The remote volcano is in the Aleutian Islands, about 940 miles southwest of Anchorage.
Because the volcano is in such a remote area, the observatory webcam feed has experienced technical difficulties. But you can still check the webcam here.
Good we need a huge volcanic eruption may be it will stir up the atmosphere a little bit and cool things off.
Volcanic ash makes for a great Beef Taco!
Ah, thank you for correcting me. I keep forgetting a zero in there, thank you. =)
Hey madasamoose lol entertainment
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OBAMA IN 2012 ! ! !
he might be impeached way before then.
I will vote for Obama if he makes Beef Tacos priority one!
yeah, hes totally getting impeached... save yourself the hassle, shut your mouth.
W A R N I N G !
This just in from the Center for Volcano Control (CVC).
Volcanos make Beef Tacos scared.
Please cover their eyes from the horror!
Nothing basic about geology just interesting observation. Just let the Beef Taco guide you!
Beef is not good for you.
Deep fried beer battered fish tacos are so much better for you.
Try it with Alaskan Halibut,you will think you died and went to heaven.
Right now, it looks like Cleveland is just steaming.
Iceland's Katla volcano is nearly as remote but they don't have to make excuses for poor webcam service. They keep their's up.