Cleveland Volcano emits ash in explosive eruption

Posted: Monday, March 12, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Mount Cleveland volcano erupted again Sunday, sending an ash plume to 25,000 feet.

Mount Cleveland, a 5,675-foot mountain on the western half of Chuginadak Island, erupted explosively about 5 a.m. and continued to spout ash for three hours, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

The ash cloud drifted east.

The volcano last erupted Feb. 19, when it sprinkled ash on the village of Nikolski and sent an ash plume to 35,000 feet.

Since 1893, Cleveland has erupted a dozen times.

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