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Aleutian Islands’ Kasatochi Volcano Erupts

After earthquakes and other seismic activity starting on August 7, 2008, Kasatochi Volcano began erupting large plumes of ash and gases in subsequent days. Over the following week, the plume of sulfur dioxide spread across Canada and the Northeast United States.

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.

Published Aug 16, 2008

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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.

Published Aug 13, 2008

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