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51: Papua NG’s Tavurvur Volcano blows its top in major eruption – ash cloud could endanger aircraft

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The Extinction Protocol

August 2014PAPUA, NG – A major volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea this morning could disrupt flights to and from Australia. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre in Darwin is monitoring the ash cloud from Tavurvur on PNG’s East Britain Island, which is slowly drifting southwest. Senior meteorologist Ian Shepherd said they were watching the cloud closely and providing advice to airlines. “The volcanic eruption reached the top of the atmosphere at 50,000 feet which is the same height as which planes travel,” said Mr. Shepherd. “It’s too early to say at this point if the ash cloud will reach Australia but it was a significant eruption.”
He said the cloud was identifiable on satellite imagery but it was not possible to gauge its size. Ash clouds have played havoc with Australian aircraft in the past with the eruption of a Chilean volcano in 2011 grounding hundreds of flights…

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August 31, 2014 at 4:17 pm

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