Last update: May 26th, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Today’s Image of the Day features the Bogoslof Volcano in Alaska that has erupted over 36 times since mid-December and shows no sign of slowing. This week, the volcano erupted once again and shot an enormous cloud of ash into the sky over the Aleutian Islands.
According to the National Weather Service, it is likely that trace amounts of ash could fall into Dutch Harbor in the Bering Sea.
“It was the most significant event for the entire eruption,” said Kristi Wallace, geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey.
Located 850 miles southwest of Anchorage, the Bogoslof volcano could pose a safety threat to air travel. Planes are encouraged to travel around or above ash clouds, as they can erode engine turbine blades and cause engine failure.
By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer
Source: USGS, Trever Shaishnikoff