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| 24 June 2021, Thursday |

Great Sitkin Volcano Eruption Hits Alaska, USGS Issues Red Warning

The eruption lasted several minutes, with the volcano spurting ash 4,500 metres (around 15,000 ft) into the sky, according to the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) Anchorage.

An explosive eruption of the Great Sitkin volcano occurred on Wednesday, hitting the Aleutian Islands at 21:04 local time (05:04 UTC). The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) raised the Aviation Colour Code to orange, while the United States Geological Survey has issued a code red amid the eruption.

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