New photos show the dramatic effect of volcanic explosions on Bogoslof Island. The Eastern Aleutian island is home to a volcano that has been erupting since mid-December. Now, the tiny island is even smaller and it’s shaped like a hook.
Chris Waythomas, of the U.S. Geological Survey, said the photos also show ash on the island.
“There’s ash draping over everything,” Waythomas said. “There’s a layer of fine muddy-looking ash covering what was a partially vegetated island.”
When all is said and done, Waythomas said it’s possible Bogoslof Island could be a lot smaller. He estimated that, so far, about a third of the island has been destroyed from this eruption.