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Why planes don't fly during a volcanic eruption

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Hawaii's Mount Kilauea erupted Thursday morning at 4:00 a.m. local time.
The eruption sent ash clouds as high as 30,000 feet.
Ash clouds wreak havoc on modern airliners and their jet engines.
On Thursday, Mount Kilauea on Hawaii's Big Island erupted at 4:00 a.m. local time on Thursday. The explosive eruption sent ash clouds 30,000 feet in the air and has forced more than 1,000 people to flee.
Kilauea's eruptions have been building in intensity over the past couple of weeks. Earlier this week, the US Geological Survey raised its alert level to red, indicating that a major eruption is...
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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has exploded, sending ash clouds 30,000 feet into the sky - here's what it looks like on the ground

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has exploded, sending ash clouds 30,000 feet into the sky - here's what it looks like on the ground

6 days ago   |   By

U.S. Geological Survey via AP
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano exploded Thursday morning , sending an ash plume thousands of feet into the sky.
The eruption occurred shortly after 4 a.m. local time, Hawaii's Civil Defense Agency said. The eruption shot ash more than 30,000 feet up. Authorities evacuated people from around Kilauea's crater area and warned those in the vicinity of the volcano to take shelter.
The volcanic eruptions on Hawaii's Big Island have been escalating for about two weeks , causing severe damage to residential neighborhoods surrounding the Kilauea volcano. Over 1,000 people...
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