Alaska volcano erupts again

2017-01-28 16:01
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Anchorage - The Alaska Volcano Observatory has raised the aviation warning level after a volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted again.

Bogoslof Volcano erupted the second time since Thursday and the observatory says it generated an ash cloud that may be as high as 7 700m.

Volcanic ash above 6 000m is a threat to airliners flying between Asia and North America.

The volcano, about 1 400km southwest of Anchorage has erupted more than 25 times since mid-December and could continue periodic eruptions for months.

The Aviation Colour Code was raised from orange to red, the highest level. The observatory says the cloud could reach 9 000m.

The National Weather Service issues alerts to traffic controllers after significant eruptions.
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