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Blast shakes Cleveland Volcano in Aleutians

Restless Mount Cleveland [Detail]
Restless Mount Cleveland [Detail] (Photo credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video)
Anchorage Daily News
Published: March 8th, 2012 12:29 PM
Last Modified: March 8th, 2012 12:57 PM

A restless Aleutian volcano exploded Wednesday night and may have blown off a slow-growing lava dome that was building for months in its summit crater, volcanologists say.

Cleveland Volcano, 940 miles southwest of Anchorage, probably burped up a small amount of ash -- a potential hazard to trans-oceanic air travel -- but the ash did not appear to reach above 20,000 feet, said Steve McNutt, a researcher with...