- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An aviation code has been raised to the highest “warning level” following a volcanic eruption in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands region.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory says the Bogoslof (BOH-gohs-lawf) Volcano sent an ash cloud an estimated 20,000 feet into the air late Monday.

The National Weather Service issues alerts to traffic controllers after significant eruptions.

‘The volcano 850 miles southwest of Anchorage has erupted more than two dozen times since mid-December.

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