Alaska’s Bogoslof volcano blows an island to smithereens and sends ash 35,000 feet into the air in repeated eruptions

Saturday, January 7, 2017
By Paul Martin

Alaskan volcano Bogoslof has erupted more than 10 times since mid-December
The remote island volcano sent a huge plume of ash into the sky on Thursday
Scientists have issued the highest alert for aircraft to avoid the active volcano

6 January 2017

Alaska’s remote Bogoslof volcano keeps erupting, and has demolished much of its Aleutian island home with a string of huge explosions.

The latest event on Thursday sent a cloud of ash and ice 35,000 feet in the air, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory to issue its highest alert for aircraft.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the volcano had no immediate effect on flight operations.

On December 20, though, an aircraft passing within 20 miles of the volcano afforded a breathtaking view of an eruption through the plane’s windows.

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