(Mirror Daily, United States) – According to the Geological Survey of the United States, the Alaskan Pavlof volcano erupted yesterday, Sunday, the 27th of March at approximately 4:18 PM. This is not the first time the active volcano sends hot ashes high up into the sky.
Many Americans celebrated Easter yesterday. Eggs were hidden and found, children had a good time, families ate boiled eggs and roast lamb, topping everything with Simnel cake. But Aleutian Islands residents were treated with a free show sponsored by Mother Nature.
The Alaskan Pavlof volcano erupted yesterday at around 4:18 PM. The eruption caused the dispersion of ashes up to 20000 feet in the air. Smoke also covered a large portion of the islands system.
The Pavlof volcano is situated in the Aleutian Islands at a distance of roughly 600 miles from Anchorage. The islands system is made up out of 14 large islands and 55 slightly smaller ones, and it is inhabited by approximately 8,000 people.
There are 57 volcanoes on the Aleutian Islands, most of them being active. The area is a part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.
When the Alaskan volcano Pavlof erupted yesterday, the ground shook, and the tremors were felt from a considerable distance. When the eruption debuted, the USGS emitted a “Red” and “Warning” alert, advising all aircraft to steer clear of the area.
The ashes were thrown as high as 20000 feet in the air, but the authorities say that the previous eruption was even more violent, materials being ejected to up to 27000 feet.
The Pavlof volcano is the most active in the entire Aleutian arc. It has a diameter of roughly 4.4 miles, and it erupted more than 40 times in recorded history.
Fortunately, the intensely active volcano is not situated anywhere near an inhabited location, so no people were harmed during the eruption. The closest human settlement is Cold Bay, a small town situated around 37 miles away from the active volcanoes.
Even though the volcano is no longer showing signs of immediate activity, the USGS is still reluctant on letting planes pass through the area until they are sure that no harm will come to them.
The Alaskan Pavlof volcano erupted yesterday afternoon, and it put on quite a show for the inhabitants of the Cold Bay settlement. Fortunately, there were no reports of people getting injured during the eruption.
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