Alaska volcano spews ash 20,000 feet
Lava flows off the Pavlof volcano earlier this week.
May 15th, 2013
09:33 PM ET

Alaska volcano spews ash 20,000 feet

An Alaska volcano exhibiting "elevated seismic activity" has spewed ash clouds skyward - as high as 20,000 feet above sea level - an observatory reported Wednesday.

As was the case a day earlier, the Pavlof Volcano was on "watch" status on Wednesday because of heightened activity, and it was also under an orange code that relates to how its rumblings might affect planes flying over its summit. Both these alert levels are the second most serious out of four options, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

The same alert levels also continue to apply Wednesday to the Cleveland Volcano, which like Pavlof is in the Aleutian Island range southwest of mainland Alaska. Lava was reported flowing Tuesday at Pavlof and Cleveland.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. rupert

    What kind of made up name is that, krakatoa? Sounds like some kind of cashew.
    Anyways, I think u mean PUFF.

    May 15, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. rupert

    Yes. I would like a bag of chips, a coke, a candy bar, and a bag of salted krakatoas please.
    Thank you.

    May 15, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. rupert

    Ahh this is nice krakatoa. Looks like we got the whole thread to ourselves. No annoying bloggers, deleters, or anything. Just u & me. I like u because your quiet.

    May 15, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. wut

    Hoo Hee HooHaHa!! We will send Nemo into the volcano so we can escape! Hooheehoohaha.

    May 15, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Lol @ rupert, youre funny anyway.

    May 15, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. gunguard

    Not nice to fool with mother n nature she'll crush you!!!!! Like an ant

    June 28, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |