Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mount Redoubt lets out some ash

Mount Redoubt is a 10,197 foot peak located 100 miles from Anchorage in Lake Clark National Park. Shaking began on Saturday March 21 and eruptions followed on Sunday night, March 22 at 11:26 AKDT. The Alaska Volcano Observatory have issued a warning and has elevated the aviation color code to RED.

The last eruption event, nearly 20 years ago, occurred in the winter of 1989-1990. That event spewed ash 45,000 feet into the atmosphere, nearly taking down a KLM Royal Dutch airliner, Boeing 747 that got caught up in the ash plume. Earlier eruptions were reported in 1902 and 1966.

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  1. She has had a couple of 'explosive burps' this morning so far, but not showing on radar, so they say did not reach 12,000 this is #8 now since Sunday night...