Alaska volcano erupts

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In this Tuesday, May 7, 2013 photo, at the Alaska Volcano Observatory in Anchorage, Ak., geophysicist John Power of the U.S. Geological Survey talks about the impacts of federal budget cuts that have hampered the maintenance of aging seismic equipment. Four other U.S. observatories face funding challenges as well. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro)

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Pavlof Volcano, which as been spewing ash and lava for the past six weeks erupted with new intensity on June 25, belching a plume of cinders 5 miles into the sky and onto a nearby town and disrupting local flights, officials said.The volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the Aleutian region. (Reuters)

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