Jul 17, 2019 | Updated: 10:03 AM EDT

Alaskan Bogoslof Volcano’s Ashes Cover Aleutians Islands As It Erupted Again

Mar 09, 2017 02:49 AM EST

FILE: Eruption of Cleveland Volcano
(Photo : NASA via Getty Images) ALASKA - MAY 23: (FILE PHOTO) In this photo provided by NASA, The eruption of the Cleveland Volcano is seen as photographed by an Expedition 13 crewmember on the International Space Station May 23, 2009 in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. The Cleveland Volcano has erupted again yesterday sending a cloud of ash 15,000 feet into the sky according to reports on December 30, 2011.

The Alaskan volcano, Bogoslof, has erupted again late last Tuesday night until the early morning of Wednesday. The authority has warned the airlines and major U.S. fishing port for the ahses in the Aleutians Islands.

The Bogoslof Volcano has erupted at exactly 10:36 p.m. Tuesday. It sent out ash for three hours that formed a cloud up to 35,000 feet, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported. ABC News has reported that it was the 36th eruption of Bogoslof Volcano since mid-December. It was also the first eruption since Feb 19. Another warning about the one millimeter trace amount of its ashes that might stay on the Dutch Harbor, which is a major port for Bering Sea crab and Pollock, was announced from the National Weather Service.

"It was the most significant event for the entire eruption," said U.S. Geological Survey geologist Kristi Wallace. There were 200 lighting strikes and elevated seismic activity that lasted until 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. It was what made the authority turn their attention again to the Bogoslof volcano. After all the activity, it just shut off, Wallace added. However, this Alaskan volcano is still in a heightened state and could spewed ashes again, anytime.

The Aleutians Island volcano is 850 miles southwest of Anchorage. The ash clouds it spewed, which rose above 20,000 feet, are definitely a threat to jets flying between Asia and North America. The volcanic ash floating above the Bogoslof volcano can wear down jet engine turbine blades. The observatory said the ash will be melted when it enters the engines and it will cause an engine failure. The ashes can also hinder with the electronics of the navigation systems and scratch cockpit windows, CNBC stated.

The volcanic ashes do not only interfere with the jets' engine up above but it also causes harm to the people and animals below. It will cause respiratory problems and can damage air filters and gasoline engines. However, the good news is, there are still no reports that it has reach the people in the city.

Before, the Bogoslof Island was nowhere to be seen. It only appeared after an underwater eruption in 1796. The island is up to 5,500 feet below reaching the ocean floor. After more eruptions, the island has become bigger then small again.

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