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Kasatochi reported activity

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Eruption
Biological impacts of the eruption were significant in the short term; quantifying impacts to plant and animal inhabitants and the nearby ecosystem is the subject of an ongoing interdisciplinary research program (Buchheit and Ford, 2008). Aviation impacts also were severe. The ash and aerosol cloud drifted east during the week following the eruption interfering with air travel between Alaska and the conterminous U.S., causing at least 40 flight cancellations, and stranding many thousands of travelers. At least one commercial jet aircraft flew through what the flight crew reported as a thin volcanic cloud layer prompting an inspection and precautionary replacement of some equipment. A second aircraft over Canada also reported entering a sulfurous, yellowish-brown haze layer (Guffanti and others, 2010). In both cases, no in-flight malfunctions were noted and there was no discernible damage or verifiable volcanic ash contamination upon inspection.

Aircraft
Aviation impacts also were severe. The ash and aerosol cloud drifted east during the week following the eruption interfering with air travel between Alaska and the conterminous U.S., causing at least 40 flight cancellations, and stranding many thousands of travelers. At least one commercial jet aircraft flew through what the flight crew reported as a thin volcanic cloud layer prompting an inspection and precautionary replacement of some equipment. A second aircraft over Canada also reported entering a sulfurous, yellowish-brown haze layer (Guffanti and others, 2010). In both cases, no in-flight malfunctions were noted and there was no discernible damage or verifiable volcanic ash contamination upon inspection.

Infrastructure
The USFWS cabin was buried under pyroclastic flows and ash.

Other
iological impacts of the eruption were significant in the short term; quantifying impacts to plant and animal inhabitants and the nearby ecosystem is the subject of an ongoing interdisciplinary research program (Buchheit and Ford, 2008).

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