Alaskans are advised to move away from boats, marinas, and low-lying coastal areas as waves of around one foot — enough to cause dangerous currents — have already arrived in the Aleutians.
The volcano hasn’t been active at least since the time Russian explorers started keeping records in 1760. Researchers say it has likely remained dormant for much longer than that, perhaps as long as 10,000 years.
The community of roughly 100 people has a single diesel powerhouse.
The small island community has a health clinic with just one provider and one support staff.
Three volcanoes are erupting across the Aleutian Range — Great Sitkin and Semisopochnoi in the Aleutian Islands and Pavlof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula.
A stream of lava flowed down the side of the Great Sitkin volcano in the Aleutian Islands Thursday morning and was visible from the nearby community of Adak, an official with the Alaska Volcano Observatory said.
Scientists have downgraded the alert level at Great Sitkin Volcano near the Aleutian Island of Adak following an eruption Tuesday night.
The collision of a warm, wet weather front with a mass of cold air from Siberia could set a new record: the lowest barometric pressure recorded in the North Pacific.
The westernmost community in the U.S. is under lockdown after an arriving visitor tested positive Saturday for the coronavirus.
Humans have found their way to St. Matthew from time to time — but none for very long.