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Alaska volcano’s ash prompts flight cancellations

May 20, 2013 • Business


FILE – In this Friday, May 17, 2013 file photo provided by the Alaskan Volcano Observatory, the Pavlof Volcano erupts as it’s seen from the air near Cold Bay, Alaska. The volcano’s eruption is prompting regional airlines to cancel flights to nearby communities, including a town that reported traces of fallen ash, according to reports Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alaskan Volcano Observatory, Theo Chesley, File)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska volcano eruption is prompting regional airlines to cancel flights to nearby communities, including a town that reported traces of fallen ash.

Pavlof Volcano released ash plumes as high as 22,000 feet over the weekend, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Clouds obscured the volcano Monday, but U.S. Geological Survey scientists said seismic instruments at the volcano show continuing tremors.

“Seismically, it’s been pretty steady over the last 12 hours,” geologist Chris Waythomas said late Monday morning.

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