Southwest Alaska Experienced Volcanic Eruption


Another news came in yesterday for Southwest Alaska as they experienced a volcanic eruption sending ash 20,000 feet up in the air.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the volcano standing on Aleutian Islands in Alaska erupted on Sunday.

Pavlov Volcano was located 600 miles southwest of Anchorage and erupted exactly 4:18 p.m. PST. The agency also reported that the eruption triggered ground tremors.

The agency already informed the public that they are raising the volcano alert level to “Warning”, while the aviation warning to “Red”.

They also said that Pavlov Volcano is 4.4 miles wide and has experienced 40 known eruptions to date. They even believe that it “is one of the most consistently active volcanoes in the Aleutian arc”.

Its previous eruption happened in 2013 that sent ashes to soaring 27,000 feet in the air. The strongest eruption sent ashes as high as 49,000 feet.

People are only allowed to stay dozens of miles away from the volcano because of this activity. The closest community, Cold Bay, is 37 miles southwest of Pavlov volcano.

The USGS is confident that there is no casualty for this event.

Source: ABC News



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