Alaska volcanic activity could create ash cloud, scientist says

02/2/2012 | CNN

The Cleveland Volcano in Alaska could discharge an ash cloud, which could interrupt air travel over the region. The Alaska Volcano Observatory detected "eruptive activity" at the volcano on the Aleutian Islands. "If there is an explosion and [ash] reaches high altitudes, it will causes flights to be rerouted and ultimately canceled," said Steve McNutt, a scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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