Mount Cleveland


Mount Cleveland is one of the most active, nearly symmetrical stratovolcanos in the central part of the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. It is also known as Cleveland Volcano and rises 1,730 metres high. Mount Cleveland’s native name is Chuginadak, referring to the Aleut fire goddess.

Location: Aleutian Islands, Alaska
Coordinates: 52.821938, -169.946840
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano


Mount Cleveland’s Location


Mount Cleveland’s Latest Status

2024: Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH


Mount Cleveland’s Eruptive History

1828,1893 First observed eruptions
1944 VE3 eruption
1985-87 A series of eruptions occurred with the largest at VE3. Numerous lava flows also recorded, reaching the base of the volcano.
1994 May-June – Two single burst eruptions. Steam and ash plumes were observed reaching 10,000m.
2001 Series of explosive eruptions (VE3) reaching 10,000m.
2005-2011 Ongoing, explosive eruptions to VE3.
2016 January –  Elevated surface temperatures at the summit. Minor ash eruptions
2018 Ongoing small steam and ash eruptions. Thermal anomolies.
2019 Dome growth. Some small small ash plumes observed. Frequent heat signatures recorded.
2020 Short-lived explosion occurred in June
2022 Elevated thermal anomalies and higher SO2 emissions recorded. Alert Level increased to Yellow.
2023 Recent unrest has declined and the Alert Level downgraded to “UNASSIGNED/UNASSIGNED”


Mount Cleveland Monitoring

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Mount Cleveland Images