Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Alaska volcano spews ash cloud stretching 400 miles, grounding flights

 Pavlof Volcano, one of Alaska’’s most active volcanoes, erupts in this picture taken on Sunday. Photograph: Colt Snapp/AP

Associated Press:  One of Alaska’s most active volcanoes has emitted a 37,000ft (11,300-metre) ash cloud that has grounded flights, affecting thousands of travelers and cutting off remote communities in the west and north.
    Pavlof volcano erupted on Sunday afternoon but strong winds on Monday pushed the cloud higher and into the heart of the state until it stretched over more than 400 miles (650km)...Continue reading...

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