Alaska Volcano Erupts

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Release date: 
April 20, 1999
Release Number: 
HQ-99-126

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Shishaldin Volcano, located on the eastern end of the Aleutian Island Chain erupted sending a cloud of ash and steam 30,000 feet into the air.

The volcano is about 700 miles southwest of Anchorage near the community of False Pass on Unimak Island. Alaskan officials indicate there have been no reports of associated damage or injuries.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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