Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano Erupts Sending Ash Up To 20,000 Feet In The Air

Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano Erupts Sending Ash Up To 20,000 Feet In The Air
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The Christian Science Monitor

Pavlof Volcano, an active volcano on Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, erupted Sunday at 4:18 pm local time, sending ash up to 20,000 feet in the air.  Eruptions are not a rarity for Pavlof. The well-known volcano, which measures 4.4 miles in diameter, has had 40 other known eruptions. Located about 600 miles southwest from Anchorage, Pavlof “is one of the most consistently active volcanoes in the Aleutian arc,” according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).  With its frequent eruptions, Pavlof has become a model for how the USGS predicts and mitigates volcanic eruptions. Throughout each stage of the eruption process, from prediction to cleanup, partnership between different US agencies and organizations …

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