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Warning renewed: eruption of Aleutian volcano intensifies


January 9, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An eruption at a volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands has intensified and the National Weather Service has renewed a warning for passing aircraft.

Shishaldin Volcano erupted at 5 a.m. Tuesday, the Alaska Volcano Observatory announced, and sent up an ash cloud to 23,000 feet (7,010 meters).

Shortly after 12:30 p.m., the observatory announced the eruption had continued and the ash cloud had reached 27,000 feet (8,230 meters).

Wind continued to push the cloud northeast into the eastern Bering Sea and away from jet airliners flying between North America and Asia.


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