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3 volcanoes located along Alaska’s Pacific “ring of fire” are erupting at the same time

Ash-spewing Pavlof volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. This photo was taken of a different volcanic eruption in March 2016. US Coast Guard / Lieutenant Commander Nahshon Almandmoss / Document via Reuters

  • Three volcanoes erupt at the same time on a remote island chain in Alaska.

  • Two of the volcanoes spew low levels of ash and steam.

  • The eruptions did not affect any neighboring communities or disrupt air travel, officials said.

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Three volcanoes on a remote island chain in Alaska have been erupting simultaneously for over a week, NBC reported.

Two of the volcanoes, located on the 800-mile stretch of the Aleutian island chain, spew low levels of ash and steam.

Other volcanoes, including Pavlof, Great Sitkin and the Semisopochnoi volcano, are under an orange threat level, indicating that eruptions are underway.

But due to their remoteness, the eruptions currently pose no threat to neighboring communities. They also didn’t disrupt air travel, NBC reported.

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It is not uncommon for this area, also known as the “Ring of Fire,” to experience volcanic eruptions, as it is located along the edge of the Pacific Ocean, where many earthquakes and earthquakes occur. volcanic eruptions around the world.

“Alaska has a lot of volcanoes, and we usually see maybe an eruption every year, on average,” Matthew Loewen, research geologist at the Alaska Volcano Observatory, told NBC News. “Having three breakouts at once is less common, but it does happen.”

Scientists continue to closely monitor volcanoes for signs of change.

A 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of the Alaska Peninsula early Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey reported.

Despite the magnitude of the earthquake, no tsunami warning was issued.

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