Kasatochi volcano (Aleutian Islands), activity update: major ash explosions
Saturday Aug 09, 2008 11:44 AM |
Three major explosive eruptions occured at Kasatochi between approximately 2230 UTC (14:30 AKDT) on 07 August and 0500 UTC on 08 August(2100 AKDT on 07 August). Ash from these explosions reached at least 45,000 ft above sea level. Ash emissions became continuous following the last explosive event and have produced a continuous ash cloud extending for more than 500 miles in a counterclockwise spiral. Ash from this continuous phase is likely at an altitude in excess of 35,000 ft above sea level. The possibility of larger explosive events continues.
From: Alaska Volcano Observatory, Current Status Report,Friday, August 8, 2008
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