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Bogoslof Volcano Erupts Again

Jan 19, 2017

Bogoslof Volcano erupted Wednesday afternoon, producing an ash could visible from the Unalaska airport.
Credit Vic Fisher

Bogoslof Volcano erupted again Wednesday, spewing a cloud of ash that was visible from Unalaska.

The volcano blew around 1:20 p.m., sending ash at least 31,000 feet into the air and prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory to raise its alert level to red.

That’s the highest status, indicating a hazardous eruption is underway or imminent.

Bogoslof Volcano is on an uninhabited island 60 miles northwest of Unalaska. It has erupted more than a dozen times since mid-December.