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Alaska volcano erupts: 'Explosive' 15,000ft ash cloud sent into sky - alert level at RED

Daily Express- In the early hours of Wednesday morning (GMT), Alaska's Great Sitkin volcano erupted, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to set the volcano alert level to warning. The authority has also raised the aviation colour code to red.

An AVO and US Geological Survey (USGS) volcanic activity notice read: "A short-duration (1-2 minutes) explosive eruption began at 21:04 AKDT (5:04 UTC 26 May), resulting in an ash cloud up to 15,000 ft asl.

"Since that explosion, seismicity has decreased and satellite images show that the ash cloud has detached from the vent and is moving towards the east.

"Additional explosions are possible and the Aviation Color Code remains at RED and the Volcano Alert Level at WARNING."

In the hours prior to the alert level....READ MORE

The Daily Express is a daily national middle-market conservative tabloid newspaper in the United Kingdom. Published in London, it is the flagship of Express Newspapers, owned by publisher Reach plc. It was first published as a broadsheet in 1900 by Sir Arthur Pearson.



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