Yesterday, the people inhabiting Alaska's Kodiak Island got a tad scared when volcanic ash began to build up in the air surrounding their households and businesses.
Although some feared that a volcano had erupted somewhere nearby, it seems that the ash that showed up in this part of the world was in fact about 100 years old.
According to The Extinction Protocol
, this volcanic ash was produced back in 1912, during the Novarupta explosion.
Up until now, it lay “dormant” on the ground, but the strong northerly winds caused it to move towards the Kodiak Island.
Specialists say that the fact that both the Valley of 10,000 Smokes and the Katmai National Park presently lack an adequate snow cover, have made it easier for the volcanic ash to travel to its final destination.
Because this type of ash can cause significant damages to airplane engines, pilots were asked to be extremely cautious and, if possible, avoid flying altogether.