Alaska: The USGS has raised the volcano alert level to “warning”

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The USGS has raised the volcano alert level to “warning” in Alaska.

The US Geological Survey reports that a volcano on Alaska’s Aleutian Islands erupted Sunday afternoon and sent ash 20,000 feet into the air.

The agency says the Pavlov Volcano, which is about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage, erupted at 4:18 pm local time. The agency says the eruption also led to tremors on the ground.

The agency says the volcano, which is about 4.4 miles in diameter, has had 40 known eruptions and “is one of the most consistently active volcanoes in the Aleutian arc.”