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Thu, Jun-05-2014 06:33:05

Alaskan volcanic eruption


A volcanic eruption in Alaska that sent a plume of ash and smoke high into the sky has forced a regional airline to cancel flights. The Pavlof volcano, which has been spewing ash and lava for years, began erupting with new intensity this week, prompting scientists to issue their highest volcano warning in five years. The red alert - meaning a hazardous eruption is imminent, under way or suspected - has since been downgraded to orange, indicating an increased potential for eruption or that an eruption is under way but poses limited hazards.