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Volcanic Activity Increases On Alaska's Mount Pavlof
2013-05-20 07:33:36

Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano, which roared back to life on May 13, continues to send ash and steam nearly 20,000 feet into the air, just below the threshold that experts deem becomes a threat to air traffic in the region. Over the weekend, Pavlof also began spewing lava hundreds of feet into the air.

Alaskan Volcano Pavlof Erupts
2013-05-17 12:51:06

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has reported that the remote Pavlof Volcano continues to erupt and is now spewing a 60-mile stream of lava, ash and steam 20,000 feet into the sky.

Federal Budget Cuts Will Disrupt Critical Volcano Monitoring Services In Alaska
2013-05-15 08:24:13

More than a week after Alaska’s Cleveland volcano began erupting, sending ash clouds 15,000 feet into the air, another Alaskan mountaintop began rearing its ugly head. The Pavlof volcano, which sits about 350 miles northeast of Cleveland, showed signs on Monday that it was on the verge of eruption.

Volcanic Activity In Alaska Heats Up
2012-02-20 11:16:06

Several volcanoes in our northernmost state of Alaska are showing increased signs of activity, and scientists are keeping a wary eye on them both. Rosen for Reuters.

Scientists Concerned By Continued Eruptions At Alaskan Volcano
2011-09-18 04:41:53

The two-month long, low-level eruptions occurring at a volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands have volcanologists worried that there could be a larger eruption forthcoming.

Remote Alaska Volcano Resumes Dome Growth
2011-09-08 04:46:08

Mount Cleveland is reported to be on watch status with an aviation color code of orange, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO).

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2011-08-10 09:30:00

On the remote, uninhabited Chuginadak Island in Alaska, a volcano has begun erupting, but poses little danger to people or aircraft, officials said Tuesday.

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2011-08-04 12:30:00

Alaska officials have raised the alert level of a volcano after a growing lava dome appeared in its summit crater.

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2011-07-24 06:00:00

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has issued an eruption advisory for a remote volcano in the Aleutian Islands which, according to various media reports, lies underneath a major American flight route.

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2009-07-01 08:45:00

Alaska’s Mount Redoubt has gradually slowed down in activity since the last eruption three months ago.


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