Alaska Volcano Observatory detects hundreds of earthquakes in dormant volcano raising alert level

Tanaga Volcano Alaska Alaska's Tanaga Volcano last erupted in 1914, but a swarm of earthquakes suggests it could blow again

Revelations 6:12,13 “When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, 13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale”

Important Takeaways:

  • HUNDREDS of earthquakes detected Alaska volcano that has been dormant since 1914: Officials warn an eruption threatens air travel
  • The Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the alert level to advisory status for Tanaga Volcano after detecting hundreds of earthquakes over the past few weeks.
  • If the volcano were to erupt, the biggest threat would be to aircraft, as jets use the region as a route between North America and Asia.
  • The swarm consisted of small quakes concentrated beneath the summit, but none had been more than magnitude 2.75.
  • However, experts said this was enough to signal unrest.
  • We started seeing a whole lot of earthquakes occurring, one after the other, several per minute.
  • Tanaga Island lies in the Andreanof Islands, approximately 62 miles west of the community of Adak and 1,260 miles southwest of Anchorage.

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