Pavlof is Alaska’s most active volcano. It sits along international air routes connecting Europe, North America and Asia.
Pavlof Volcano is sending ashes 30,000ft above sea level. This is Alaska’s most active volcano, and it is on Europe-US-Asia air routes.
Planes are being warned to avoid the airspace near this erupting Alaska volcano as it spews ash 30,000 feet above sea level.
The National Weather Service said on Saturday ash was being blown to the west and northwest of Pavlof Volcano.
Pavlof began erupting three days ago, pushing lava out from a vent near its summit. On Friday, the ash cloud reached 16,000 feet.
Alaska Volcano Observatory geophysicist Dave Schneider said the eruption intensified at 6am on Saturday, sending the ash cloud higher. Schneider said it was not clear how long the eruption will last, as Pavlof’s eruptions may last for weeks or months with varying levels of intensity.