Volcanic ash Cancels Flights

Posted by on Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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The activity level of an Alaska volcano has declined after the mountain erupted with a massive ash cloud that prompted the cancellation of dozens of flights.

The volcano in the 8,261-foot (or 2518-metre) mountain erupted about 4 p.m. Sunday, spitting out an ash cloud that rose to 6,000 metres.

Volcanic ash that spewed from the volcano is responsible for cancelling some flights out of Regina, Yellowknife, and Alaska.

The USGS said that a significant eruption was still possible.

Volcanic ash consists of fragments of pulverized rock, minerals and volcanic glass, created during volcanic eruptions and measuring less than 2 mm in diameter.



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