Thursday, January 29, 2009

No doubt, Alaska's Redoubt Volcano may Blow any Minute


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Alaska finds itself in a waitng game as Mount Redoubt according to the United  States Geologicla Survey. 

Alaska's Redoubt Volcano, 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, is expected to erupt within days or weeks, authorities at the Alaska Volcano Observatory say.

"The level of seismic activity" has "increased markedly" in recent days at Mount Redoubt, according to the Observatory.

From the Alaska Volcano Observatory:

Summary of Current Unrest

Since last fall, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has detected increasing volcanic unrest at Redoubt Volcano. Starting on Friday, January 23, the level of seismic activity increased markedly, and on Sunday AVO raised the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Volcano Alert Level to WATCH. On the basis of all available monitoring data AVO regards that an eruption similar to or smaller than the one that occurred in 1989-90 is the most probable outcome. We expect such an eruption to occur within days to weeks.

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