The Pavlof Volcano has been spewing ash, lava and steam for several years now, but recently activity has been a little more intense. After shooting an ash plume over 24,000 feet into the air, AVO issued its first Code Red since 2009 when Mount Redoubt sent ash 50,000 feet upward.
Pavlof lies 600 miles southwest of Anchorage. Due to favorable winds and an ash plume at a height below most air traffic, the erupting volcano has not disrupted air travel as of yet.
Both photos come courtesy of AVO.