The U.S. Geological Survey, USGS, reported that the Pavlof volcano on Alaska’s Aleutian Islands erupted Sunday afternoon and sent ash 20,000 feet into the air.
The volcano that is located about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage, erupted at 4:18 p.m. local time causing tremors on the ground.
The USGS has raised the volcano alert level to “Warning” and the aviation warning to “Red.”
The USGS said that during a previous eruption in 2013, ash plumes rose 27,000 feet. Other eruptions have generated ash plumes as high as 49,000 feet.