Aviation warnings after Aleutian Island volcano erupts

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) The Bogoslof Volcano blows up once again out in the Aleutian Islands, sending an ash that reached about 36,000 feet above sea level.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory reports the eruption happened around 5:00 p.m. Friday and lasted about 10 minutes.

AVO satellite data showed the volcanic cloud is moving towards the northeast.

This is one of several eruptions in the last couple of months.
Possible traces of ash from the volcano could appear over the Bering Sea.

AVO says the volcano is unpredictable. "Bogoslof volcano remains at a heightened state of unrest. Additional explosions producing high-altitude volcanic clouds could occur at any time."

The National Weather service Alaska Aviation Unit has issued a
Significant Meteorological Information (SIGMET) warning message for aviation. That message lets aviators in the area know about the ash cloud.

Ash fallout from Bogoslof is not expected to appear in populated areas.



 
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