- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Volcano Observatory has lowered the threat level for a remote volcano near the Aleutian Islands.

The observatory says eruptions and minor ash emissions that began May 13 at Pavlof Volcano have ended and seismic activity associated with lava effusion is not being detected.

The observatory is lowering the alert level from “watch” to “advisory.”

The observatory says Pavlof remains in a heightened state of unrest and a return to eruptive activity could occur with little or no warning.

Pavlof is about 625 miles southwest of Anchorage. Minor ash emissions were last seen Monday.

On March 27, the volcano sent an ash cloud to 37,000 feet. Airlines afterward canceled flights across interior and northern Alaska for two days.


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