A possible volcanic eruption near Alaska’s most populated region is warning the risk of a tsunami or clouds of ash. This is being watched by scientist and officials. Augustine Volcano’s eruption could result in grounded flights, school closures and even evacuations, officials said. A landslide from the volcano into the waters of Cook Inlet is also possible – thus, causing a tsunami!
Augustine Volcano is being frequented by intensifying rumblings. Augustine Volcano is an island peak 175 miles southwest of Anchorage in Cook Inlet. It has produced a series of steam explosions, releases of sulfur gas.
There are signs that there may be an eruption similar to events in 1986 and 1976 which sent ash clouds as high as 40,000 feet, scientists informed. Even 1 inch at the top of the 4,134-foot (1,260-m) volcano has increased. It is a sign that seismic activity is causing the summit to bulge slightly, said John Power, a seismologist with the Alaska Volcano Observatory, a joint office run by the U.S. Geological Survey and state agencies.