Red Aviation Alert | Alaska Volcano Erupts

A volcano on Alaska’s Aleutian Island chain that has erupted frequently in the past eight months has sent up another ash cloud, leading an agency to issue a warning to aviation. Frequent eruption of the volcano can prove very dangerous for the aviation industry of the region around.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory says the Bogoslof volcano erupted at 10:15 a.m. Saturday Alaska time, creating an ash cloud that rose to 5.6 miles (9 kilometers) above sea level.

The agency issued a red warning/alert to aviation because of the ash cloud. Bogoslof has erupted periodically since mid-December.

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