Hugh Bollinger / Wednesday, August 24, 2011 / Categories: Uncategorized Mount Cleveland erupts Mount Cleveland is a remote volcano in the Aleutian Islands. It is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire where grinding continental plates have created active volcanoes along the geologic rim of the Pacific Ocean. Cleveland is a classic pyramid volcano similar Japan's Mt. Fuji and it is now erupting. Indications point to a massive explosion could be pending. Researchers at the Alaska Volcano Observatory say "build-up of lava could be the precursor to a big explosive event. If the lava dome continues to grow, it could plug-up the crater, creating pressure that could result in a fairly sizable explosion that could throw ash up to airline flight levels." [caption id="attachment_6867" align="aligncenter" width="280" caption="Mount Cleveland eruption (credit: NASA)"][/caption] Observing from a high orbiting satellite would be prudent if the volcano really pops its top. WHB Previous Article Beluga calypso Next Article A whole lot of shakin' going on Print 19 Rate this article: No rating Tags: Alaska continental plates Mount Cleveland Pacific rim of fire volcanic eruptions volcanoes Related articles Holy Crap! Please login or register to post comments.