Eruption of active Alaska volcano sparks aviation alert

2017-07-09 09:47
Steam and ash rising from a volcano. (File, AP)

Steam and ash rising from a volcano. (File, AP)

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Fairbanks - A volcano on Alaska's Aleutian Island chain that has erupted frequently in the past eight months has sent up another ash cloud, leading an agency to issue a warning to aviation.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory says the Bogoslof volcano erupted at 10:15 on Saturday (Alaska time) creating an ash cloud that rose to 9km above sea level.

The agency issued a red, or warning, alert to aviation because of the ash cloud.

Bogoslof has erupted periodically since mid-December.

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