A powerful eruption on Wednesday, May 17, broke the Volcano theologian in Alaska. The ash cloud rose to a height of more than 10.4 km above sea level.
The eruption began at 06:32 GMT and lasted about 73 minutes. For aviation, a “red” danger code was declared. This is the first major volcanic eruption since March 8, 2017.
As the satellite images show, the ash plume moves to the southwest. In the area from Cape Sarichef to Nikolsky, according to forecasts of the National Meteorological Service (NWS), a slight ashfall is possible.
The theologian remains in a state of increased activity. Additional explosions producing high ash clouds can occur at any time.