Scientists have increased the alert level for Pavlof Volcano for the second time this month.

On Thursday, the Alaska Peninsula volcano showed signs of low-level eruptive activity, prompting officials to raise its alert level from "advisory" to "watch."

 "We saw pretty vigorous de-gassing of steam in our web camera images, and we got some detections of volcanic ash in satellite views," said Dave Schneider, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

 But that does not necessarily mean there will be an eruption.

Pavlof Is Active Again

Jul 1, 2016

Alaska’s most active volcano is at it again. Friday morning, scientists observed a steam plume at Pavlof volcano and increased seismic activity. And they’ve raised the volcano alert level from “normal” to “advisory”.