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The Redoubt Volcano

by on Apr.07, 2009, under News

Our friend Windspeaks and others are ducking for cover under the plume of the Redoubt Volcano. The ash has been streaming mainly at Windspeaks area for several days which is east of the volcano in the Soldotna area. 

http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Redoubt.php

Fear of the Dark

Fear of the Dark - 8AM in Homer AK - Yes, daylight hours

The eruption of Redoubt continues with varying intensity of ash and lava production from the summit crater. Additional significant explosive events with accompanying ash clouds, ash fall, and mudflows are possible and can occur with little or no warning. Visual, satellite, and seismic observations indicate that a lava dome is again forming in the summit crater.

The character of current seismicity suggests that a sudden explosive eruption is not imminent. Present levels of activity are emitting only a very minor amount of ash that poses a hazard of limited aerial extent. Consequently, AVO is lowering the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Alert Level to WATCH. AVO will maintain 24/7 operations in order to quickly detect renewed significant explosive activity and other hazardous phenomena.

Intermittent views by the AVO web camera earlier today show a continuous plume composed primarily of water vapor and gas rising above the summit to less than 15,000 feet and drifting northeast.

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