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Alaska's Pavlof Volcano Erupts: Photos

The Pavlof Volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted on Sunday. See photos of the event.

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Alaska's Pavlof Volcano erupted on Sunday, March 27, 2016, spewing an ash cloud that rose to 20,000 feet. Colt Snapp was in an airplane when he took this amazing photo of the eruption.

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The Pavlof Volcano is located some 625 miles southwest of Anchorage near the tip of the remote Alaska Peninsula.

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The eruption sent a cloud of ash more than seven miles into the atmosphere from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, as seen in this U.S. Coast Guard photo taken Monday, March 28, 2016. The ash cloud grounded flights and limited travel to western and northern communities in Alaska on Monday.

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A view of Pavlof's eruption on Sunday, March 27, 2016.

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The Pavlof Volcano has erupted before in recent years. During a previous eruption in 2013, ash plumes rose 27,000 feet, according to USGS. Here we see a view of the May 18, 2013 eruption as seen by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

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