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VIDEO: Alaska volcano angry

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published May 18, 2013

Nearly a week after Mount Pavlof awoke, the 8,261-foot volcano on the Alaska Peninsula is still spewing ash up to 20,000 feet.

On Friday, Chris Owens, who runs Conundrum Ventures in Anchorage, flew by Pavlof, shooting video and photos of the eruption, including glimpes of the lava. Here are several videos of Pavlof putting on a show.

The action started May 20 with a "low-level eruption of lava," according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO).

By late Tuesday night, an ash plume reached 15,000 feet above sea level. The next day the ash cloud extended to 20,000 feet, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a warning to pilots.

Pavlof, located 30 miles northeast of the community of King Cove, is a frequently active volcano that last erupted in 2007.

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