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Alaska volcano sends ash plume up to 15,000 feet
Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Thursday, December 29, 2011 | By DAN JOLING, Associated Press

Posted on 12/29/2011 8:02:35 PM PST by thecodont

(12-29) 10:57 PST Anchorage, Alaska (AP) --

A remote Alaska volcano has spewed an ash cloud 15,000 feet into the air.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory says satellite images show the ash cloud drifting Thursday from Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/12/29/national/a105700S84.DTL#ixzz1hzDgWa5D

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: eruption; volcano
Sunset this evening (SF Bay Area) was exceptionally beautiful, with deep roses, reds and pinks.

"Red sky at night, a sailor's delight, Red sky at morning, a sailor's warning."

(Rosy dawn means bad weather. Rosy evening means -- what?)

I knew the red sky this evening meant a volcano was active somewhere not far away. I was right.

1 posted on 12/29/2011 8:02:41 PM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont

The EPA promptly ticketed Mother Earth and warned her not to do it again.


2 posted on 12/29/2011 8:07:33 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: thecodont

More friggin’ global cooling. What are we going to do about the polar bears?


3 posted on 12/29/2011 8:10:22 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: thecodont

Bush’s fault!


4 posted on 12/29/2011 8:11:09 PM PST by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised if you see more of that behavior)
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To: thecodont

No one cares. Ho Hum.


5 posted on 12/29/2011 8:12:17 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Secret Agent Man

Yep, and Mother Earth better ease up on that tectonic plate movement if she wants to keep her license. Insurers consider that kind of behavior, you know.


6 posted on 12/29/2011 8:13:06 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: thecodont

Does anyone know what is the industrial emission equivalent of the average volcanic eruption?


7 posted on 12/29/2011 8:26:49 PM PST by montag813
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To: thecodont

It was the same here in central California. Very intense red and pink sunset. So intense I went and got my to take a look.


8 posted on 12/29/2011 8:31:21 PM PST by DB
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To: thecodont
Sorry...

I went and got my wife to take a look.

9 posted on 12/29/2011 8:33:47 PM PST by DB
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To: thecodont

So, How do we Cap and Trade a Volcano?


10 posted on 12/29/2011 8:37:48 PM PST by mowowie
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To: yup2394871293

>>>What are we going to do about the polar bears?

It all depends on how you cook ‘em...and the sauce. :)


11 posted on 12/29/2011 8:40:32 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: thecodont

We had an unusually beautiful sunset tonight here on the Central Coast of CA. We see these when there are forest fires and smoke in the distance. Hummm.


12 posted on 12/29/2011 8:47:59 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: DB
Sorry... I went and got my wife to take a look.

Heh....good hubby (you know what's good for you! ;-)

13 posted on 12/29/2011 8:52:19 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: thecodont

ASH ALERT!


14 posted on 12/29/2011 8:54:15 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: thecodont

It’s a busy day volcanically. There is a “new” island in the Red Sea as well.


15 posted on 12/29/2011 8:54:54 PM PST by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: thecodont

I’m happy for your lovely sunset.

However, an ash plume at 15K feet in the Aleutians is not going to have any effect as far south as SF Bay.

You are - VERY - far away from the Cleveland volcano.


17 posted on 12/29/2011 9:05:03 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: thecodont

subduction of the Mexican Plate?


18 posted on 12/29/2011 9:10:59 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: 43north

How far “in as the crow flys” do you think it is?


19 posted on 12/29/2011 9:13:32 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Raycpa

LOL!


20 posted on 12/29/2011 9:26:38 PM PST by SunTzuWu
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To: PeaceBeWithYou

It took me a while to figure this out with Google Earth. It appears to be “approximately”

-——————————2225 miles—————————————

between San Francisco (38*N 122*W) and the nearest village to Cleveland Volcano - Nikolski, AK (53*N 169*W).

Like I said, its a LONG way from SF Bay and no way a little Volcano fart at 15,000 feet is going to reach THAT far.


21 posted on 12/29/2011 10:02:33 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 43north
My guestimate is 2800 Miles +/-10 Miles.

When the Iceland volcano erupted, Europe and Russia saw colored sunsets within a day or 2. New Zealand saw them within a week of the Chilean volcano.

Lots of factors determine how far and fast the ash travels, and I wouldn't say it is impossible without having a lot more information.

22 posted on 12/29/2011 10:29:00 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Raycpa

;-)


23 posted on 12/30/2011 3:36:15 PM PST by Mmmike
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