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Bogoslof volcano (Aleutian Islands): new explosion, alert level back to red
Friday Dec 23, 2016 22:33 PM | BY: T
Another explosive eruption occurred at the volcano a few hours ago (at around 09:30 AKST local time), the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported. The alert level of Bogoslof was raised back to red.
"A Coast Guard ship in the vicinity reported ash emission as well as ejection of lava and fragmental material. The eruption cloud did not penetrate the regional cloud tops at 30,000 ft and winds are to the north-northeast. According to the Coast Guard, ash emission subsided at about 10:37 AKST (19:37 UTC). On the basis of this information, the Aviation Color Code is raised to RED and the Alert Level to WARNING." (AVO)
No more ash emissions have been detected from the volcano after the violent explosion Wednesday afternoon (16:10 AKST 21 Dec = 01:10 UTC 22 Dec). However, at least minor intermittent volcanic activity seems to have occurred after this powerful explosion as well. ... [more]
Another powerful explosion occurred at the volcano last night at 17:20 local time (01:20 UTC this morning). The second eruption was much stronger and richer in ash than the first one detected the night before. ... [more]
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