Mount Pavlof Erupts in Alaska

Eruption of Mount Pavlof in Alaska

Mount Pavlof erupted Sunday afternoon sending ash 20,000 feet in the air. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the Pavlof Volcano, located about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Aleutian Islands erupted at 4:18 p.m. local time (8:18 p.m. ET).

The USGS said that the eruption also led to tremors on the ground.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory says that ash plumes from past eruptions have risen as high as 49,000 feet. During a previous eruption in 2013, ash plumes rose 27,000 feet.

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