Living anywhere along the West Coast means two potential geological hazards: earthquakes and volcanoes.
Anyone who lives in southern Washington experienced the power and fury of Mother Nature during the Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980.
On the isolated Aleutian Islands off the Alaskan coast, an 8000-foot volcano cleared its throat on Sunday.
Here’s the Associated Press with more:
The Pavlof Volcano, which is about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage, erupted at 4:18 p.m. local time. The agency says the eruption also led to tremors on the ground.
The USGS raised the volcano alert level to “Warning” and the aviation warning to “Red.”
The agency says the volcano, which is about 4.4 miles in diameter, has had 40 known eruptions and “is one of the most consistently active volcanoes in the Aleutian arc.”