Alaska is On High Alert for a Volcano Eruption

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The Alaska Volcano Observatory issued their highest alert on Thursday for the second day in a row to creating a warning about a volcano on the Aleutian Islands.

The volcano is currently eruption which has spewed ash and steam 34,000 feet into the air. The second unexpected eruption within two days put out an aviation alert to avoid flying over it.

The area generally gets a lot of air traffic due to flights going from North America to Asia, so any current flight paths in the area would have to be changed to avoid the ash which could cause vision issues for a pilot.

The volcano is located 850 miles southwest of Anchorage. It’s a relatively small volcano, and the last time it erupted was in 1992. It was first discovered in 1796 and has erupted a few times in total since then.

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