USGS issues alert for Alaska’s Pavlof volcano
According to scientists with the United States Geological Survey, Alaska’s Pavlof volcano may erupt very soon and have raised it’s alert level.
The volcano is located on the southwestern end of the Alaska Peninsula and is the most active volcano in Alaska. At 8,261 feet high, the volcano last erupted back in May sending a cloud of ash more than 40,000 feet above sea level.
“Unrest has returned to Pavlof Volcano this week,” the observatory said in the statement. “In the past 24 hours, seismicity increased and minor steam emissions were observed in the web camera.”
Eruptive activity could occur with little or no warning and scientists are planning on continuing to closely monitor the volcano.