The eruption sent a cloud of ash more than seven miles into the atmosphere from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, as seen in this U.S. Coast Guard photo taken Monday, March 28, 2016.
The ash cloud grounded flights and limited travel to western and northern communities in Alaska on Monday.
The Pavlof Volcano has erupted before in recent years. During a previous eruption in 2013, ash plumes rose 27,000 feet, according to USGS.
Here we see a view of the May 18, 2013 eruption as seen by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.