The eruption lasted several minutes, with the volcano spurting ash 4,500 metres (around 15,000 ft) into the sky, according to the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) Anchorage.
An explosive eruption of the Great Sitkin volcano occurred on Wednesday, hitting the Aleutian Islands at 21:04 local time (05:04 UTC). The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) raised the Aviation Colour Code to orange, while the United States Geological Survey has issued a code red amid the eruption.
#Great Sitkin #volcano (Aleutian Islands): new explosion today – A new short-lived (1-2 minutes) explosive eruption started at the volcano at 21:04 local time (05:04 UTC) and the activity is still continuing at the time of this upda…https://t.co/k5UdgWsUQs
— VolcanoDiscovery (@volcanodiscover) May 26, 2021
#URGENTE El Volcán Great Sitkin, en las Islas Aleutianas de Alaska a entrado en erupción – USGS. 🌋
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— Alerta Cambio Climático (@AlertaCambio) May 26, 2021