Alaska Volcano Erupts, Sends Ashes 20,000 Feet High

March 28, 2016 8:18 AM

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A volcano in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands erupted on Sunday afternoon, sending ashes to 20,000 feet in the air. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports that the Pavlof Volcano, situated at about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska erupted at 4:18 pm on Sunday.

The tremors were felt in the ground and the volcanic ashes were spewed to very high altitude raising the USGS volcano and aviation alert to "Warning" and "Red" respectively. The agency has reported that the previous eruption took place in 2013 and then, the ashes were sent to an altitude of up to 27...

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