M 7.2 - 98 km S of Sand Point, Alaska; Shishaldin Volcano erupting

In summary, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred 98 km south of Sand Point, Alaska on July 16, 2023. This event has raised concerns about a potential eruption of the nearby Shishaldin Volcano, as there have been reports of increased activity and ash emissions since July 11. The volcano is located on Unimak Island, which has a small population that may need to evacuate depending on the severity of the eruption. Further monitoring and updates from the Alaska Volcano Observatory will be necessary to determine the potential impact of the earthquake on the volcano.
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M 7.2 - 98 km S of Sand Point, Alaska​

  • 2023-07-16 06:48:22 (UTC)
  • 54.460°N 160.760°W
  • 32.6 km depth

There is some speculation that the Mag 7.2 earthquake may be indicative of an imminent eruption of the Shishaldin Volcano.
The volcano coordinates are: 54°45′21″N 163°58′03″W Similar latitude, but about 3.3° longitude west.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/t...enormous-7-2-magnitude-earthquake/ar-AA1dW4p4
A massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake has increased the risk of a volcano in Alaska erupting imminently as the aviation level was raised to red.

The Shishaldin Volcano has been spewing great plumes of ash into the air since July 11, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO).

A US Coast Guard overflight confirmed lava erupted the same day within the summit crater.

The latest data from the AVO, as of just before midnight on July 15, showed frequent explosion signals are being detected, with some explosions sending plumes of ash as high as 20,000 ft above sea level.

The volcano is spewing
https://www.kucb.org/science-enviro...inues-to-erupt-sending-up-multiple-ash-clouds
 
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Oh my! I hope no one lives near the volcano.
 
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Oh my! I hope no one lives near the volcano.
The volcano is located on Unimak Island, which is sparsely populated. In 2000, there were 24 people on the island. A recent article indictes about 60 people live on the Island, but that may be seasonal, and now with the volcano erupting, perhaps they will evacuate.
https://sspinnovations.com/blog/unimak-island-geographic-point-of-interest/

http://unimak.us/

https://www.avo.alaska.edu/volcanoes/volcinfo.php?volcname=shishaldin
 
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