Remote Alaska volcano emits lava flow, ash plume

Aug 14, 2013 by Mark Thiessen

A remote Alaska volcano is again oozing lava into its ice-filled caldera, but there's no cause for alarm for nearby residents.

Scientists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory say seismic activity and satellite imagery indicated Veniaminof (VEN'-ee-ah-mean-off) Volcano was again emitting a low-level lava flow after a week's hiatus.

There also have been a few short since the volcano began erupting in June. The largest of those happened Monday with a plume up to 12,000 feet before it quickly dissipated.

Veniaminof is in the Aleutian Islands, about 480 miles southwest of Anchorage. The closest village is Perryville, about 20 miles away. Timothy Kosbruck, a local official, says the village was socked in by clouds and fog Wednesday, and the volcano wasn't visible.

Explore further: Scientists may be cracking mystery of big 1872 earthquake

4 /5 (4 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Alaska volcano shoots ash 15,000 feet into the air

May 18, 2013

(AP)—One of Alaska's most restless volcanoes has shot an ash cloud 15,000 feet into the air in an ongoing eruption that has drawn attention from a nearby community but isn't expected to threaten air traffic.

Ecuador volcano blasts lava high above crater

Dec 18, 2012

Volcano monitors say Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano shot lava a half mile (1 kilometer) above its crater overnight and blasted hot rock and gas nearly 2 miles (3 kilometers) down its flank.

Recommended for you

Questions of continental crust

20 hours ago

Geological processes shape the planet Earth and are in many ways essential to our planet's habitability for life. One important geological process is plate tectonics – the drifting, colliding and general ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.