How the Alaska volcano is growing at an alarming rate
A volcano that has exploded into a fireball is growing more dangerous and erupting again.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the Mount Pukase volcano is now the third most active in the United States.
The area was still relatively sparse last year, but in 2017, it was active enough to produce a “sudden eruption” that led to a wildfire and a massive crater in the town of Tuktoyaktuk, Alaska.
A fire was started when a man accidentally stepped on the ground, according to local media.
It quickly engulfed the surrounding area, which is located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Anchorage.
The fire forced hundreds of people to evacuate the area, but it has since been contained.
Alaska has seen a number of smaller eruptions and lava flows in recent years.
But this one is much larger than most.
The eruption caused an avalanche that toppled several buildings, including a house, according the Alaska Department of Forestry and Parks.
The mountain was also a major tourist attraction and, as it is now, it has become a popular stop for tourists and locals alike.
A few days ago, the volcano erupted again.
A man who witnessed the explosion told CNN that the volcano was shaking so much that he fell down and was not hurt.
The mountain has now grown about 1,500 feet (300 meters) in the last few years, according a National Weather Service report.
The volcano is located in the Aleutian Islands, about 65 miles (110 kilometers) north of Anchorage, the U.N. reports.