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Jun 26, 2013 9:48 AM by Stephen Bowers

Alaskan volcano erupts Tuesday

Pavlof Volcano, in Alaska's Aleutian Islands, erupted Tuesday after more than a week of increasing seismic activity near the volcano.

The National Weather Service said ash and smoke from the volcano could reach as high as 28,000 feet. According to the Fairbanks Daily News Miner, some flight changes have been disrupted and changed due to the eruption.

The volcano is about 30 miles northeast of King Cove, Alaska and stands at 8,262 feet above sea level. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Pavlof has been spewing ash intermittently for over a month. Tuesday's eruption was the powerful in its string of eruptions, and rivaled its eruption in May of 2012. Reports from the Alaska Volcano Observatory also show a report of a trace of ash in King Cove, Alaska, just northeast of Cold Bay.

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