Alaska’s Pavlov Volcano Eruption Prompts Aviation Alert

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The unusually powerful eruption of Pavlof prompted aviation officials to briefly warn aircraft flying near the volcano of the ash hazard. The major eight-hour blast from the volcano sent a column of ash soaring high above the Alaska Peninsula for several hours. The Alaska Volcano Observatory said the eruption was much more energetic than any Pavlof has produced in the last decade or so.

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