Photo courtesy of AVO; photographer Theo Chesley
The Pavlof Volcano, out on the Alaska Peninsula, has been getting testy lately. Ash plumes have occasionally risen to 20,000 feet, and pilots have stated that the volcano was shooting lava fountains 200′ above the summit.
Photo courtesy of AVO; photographer Rachel Kremer
Pavlof is the second Alaskan volcano to go Code Orange at this time. Mount Cleveland is also shooting off some steam & ash. So far neither volcano has had a dramatic effect on air traffic, although AVO stresses that could change at any time, especially with Pavlof.