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An Alaskan Volcano Erupts

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#88548 by @ 08.06.2006 00:00 - nach oben -
An Alaskan Volcano Erupts

What is happening to that volcano?

It's erupting!

The first person to note that the Aleutian
Cleveland Volcano
was spewing ash was astronaut Jeffrey N. Williams aboard the
International Space Station.

Looking down on the
Aleutian Islands
two weeks ago,

Williams noted,
photographed, and reported a spectacular
plume emanating from the Cleveland Volcano.

Starting just before
this image was taken, the
Cleveland Volcano underwent a
short eruption lasting only about two hours.

The Cleveland
stratovolcano is one of the most active in the
Aleutian Island chain.

The volcano is fueled by
magma displaced by the
of the northwest-moving
Pacific Plate
under the tectonic
North America Plate.

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#88552 by @ 08.06.2006 01:56 - nach oben -
woah der geile wolkenring unten am berg...