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55: Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano rumbles- unleashes 20,000 ft cloud of ash

May 16, 2013

The Extinction Protocol

Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano, during its famed 2007 eruption. Activity at the volcano appears to be increasing once again.
May 16, 2013ALASKAEruptions from Pavlof Volcano continued on Wednesday after rumbling to life earlier in the week. The 8,261-foot peak on the Alaska Peninsula awoke Monday morning, kicking off a “low-level eruption of lava,” according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO). Sitting about 30 miles northeast of the community of King Cove, Pavlof is a frequently-active volcano that last erupted in 2007. The volcano’s rumbling has strengthened this week. At about noon Tuesday, satellite images showed a lava flow had coursed a third of a mile down the northern side of the volcano. By late Tuesday, an ash plume extended 15,000 feet above sea level, moving downwind to the northeast for up to 100 miles before dispersing. The National Weather Service issued a “Significant Meterological Event” warning, called a…

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