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Bogoslof Volcano Back At Red Alert

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Dave Schneider, AVO/USGS
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Two hours after lowering the aviation code for an Eastern Aleutian volcano, it’s back at the highest alert level.

The reasoning? According to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, there was a significant explosion at Bogoslof volcano Thursday afternoon.

 

The observatory detected a raised level of seismicity around 1:30 p.m. as well as reports from the World Wide Lightning Detection Network of lightning strikes. A pilot reported seeing a volcanic cloud at 35,000 ft.

 

The volcano has been erupting since mid-December.

 

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