Friday, May 19, 2017

2 Alaska volcanoes erupt just hours apart


A central warm lake and high point of Bogoslof Island on May 8, 2017. (Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak and Coast Guard Cutter Mellon)

An eruption at Bogoslof volcano – one of two to erupt in the Aleutian Islands Tuesday – is its first after more than two months of inactivity, causing ash to fall in a nearby community before drifting south over the Pacific Ocean.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory said Tuesday night's eruption at the volcano about 60 miles west of Unalaska, which began just after 10:30 p.m. and lasted for 73 minutes, sent a plume to an altitude of 34,000 feet...

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