100-year-old volcanic ash causes haze over Alaska

Published on November 5th, 2012 | by Admin

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A smoggy haze that hung over Kodiak Island in Alaska last week was caused by the wind-blown ash of a volcanic eruption that took place over 100 years ago.

The National Weather Service said strong winds and a lack of snow Tuesday helped stir up ash from the 1912 eruption of Novarupta, the largest volcanic blast of the 20th century.

The ash drifted up to about 4,000 feet and traveled over the Shelikof Strait and across Kodiak Island, prompting an aviation alert. The news was first reported by KMXT radio.

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Story: AP | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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