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Aleutian Islands’ Kasatochi Volcano Erupts

Kasatochi, Aleutian Islands
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Kasatochi, Aleutian Islands

Tiny Kasatochi Volcano created a big mess in August 2008, spewing ash and sulfur dioxide over the Aleutian Islands.

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Sulfur Dioxide Cloud from Aleutians’ Kasatochi Volcano
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Sulfur Dioxide Cloud from Aleutians’ Kasatochi Volcano

Between August 7 and August 8, 2008, three explosive eruptions rocked the Kasatochi Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. In addition to sending a thick plume of ash at least 35,000 feet into the atmosphere, the volcano released a large cloud of sulfur dioxide.

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