Alaska Volcano Sends Ash 20000 Feet High

Posted: Mar 28 2016, 4:26am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

Alaska Volcano Sends Ash 20000 Feet High
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  • Pavlof Volcano in Alaska sends Ash Sky High into the Air

The Pavlof Volcano which is in Alaska sent ash sky high into the air as it erupted with fury recently.

There was a huge volcanic eruption in Alaska. The Pavlof Volcano sent ash and subterranean molten material 20,000 feet into the air.

As the geological phenomenon spewed vitriol, fire and brimstone into the atmosphere, the flights that were supposed to cross the sky above the volcano were halted by the concerned authorities.

The location of this volcano is on the Aleutian Islands. The volcano started bursting from its opening over the weekend. The eruption was sudden and prompt.

Everything was put on high alert starting Monday morning. Especially the aircrafts that fly the sky are at a red alert which is the highest level ever reached for flights.

The last time the scene of the volcano was observed, the ash spewed by the volcano was shifting northwards. There were earthquakes and tremors in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption too.

The Pavlof Volcano burst into activity way back in November of 2014 too. There were a few flights that were operating in the vicinity on Monday though. The conditions are thus not as unsafe as was supposed by the authorities.

Volcanologists are investigating the after-effects of this eruption. A website is specifically dedicated to this particular phenomenon on the Internet.

The Pavlof Volcano is located 30 miles northeast of the local coterie of individuals living in a close-knit fraternity known as King Cove. It is 36 miles away from Cold Bay, according to CNN.

There was ash being flung into the air from the mouth of the volcano. Also seismic tremors were a constant threat right after the volcanic aruption.

The erstwhile eruptions from Pavlof Volcano sent ash as high as 49,000 feet into the air. Some of the ash that was thrown out travelled 300 miles away from its site of origin.

This volcano is one of the most active and sensitive sites in the region that covers the Aleutian Islands. Way back in 2014, the ash was spewed up to 35,000 feet into the air. Things were put under high alert back then too. Then the eruptions suddenly died down and things returned back to normal.

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