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John Power, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey Alaska Volcano Observatory
shows on a satellite image the eruption of Mount Redoubt.

Monitoring the Mount Redoubt Volcano

March 24, 2009 05:00 PM
by Mark E. Moran
After 20 dormant years, Mt. Redoubt has erupted six times since Sunday night.  We explore where Internet users can follow news on Mt. Redoubt's activity.

News on Mount Redoubt

Mt. Redoubt started erupting at 10:38 p.m. in Alaska Sunday. More eruptions followed at 11:02 p.m. on Sunday, and at 12:14 a.m., 1:39 a.m. , 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Monday, the Anchorage Daily News reported. So far, no injuries have been reported.

A sixth eruption occurred Monday evening
, and was caught on video, according to the BBC.

The volcano threw ash thousands of feet into the air, and advisories were issued for parts of the state. Airline service has been modestly impacted.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory is tracking the Redoubt eruptions, and has photos from the weekend, when steam was coming from the mountain. The site also has a webcam focused on Mt. Redoubt, though as of Monday morning not much was visible.

Additionally, the website for Alaska television station KTUU has comprehensive coverage.

Alaska’s Red Cross has posted directions on its Web site to help residents learn what they should do to be ready if and when the eruption happens.

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Background: The last eruption

Mount Redoubt last erupted in 1989 and 1990, coating the Anchorage area with “fairly minor amounts of ash,” according to the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, Environmental Services Web site. The city is actually located near several volcanoes that have deposited ash in years past, including Mount St. Augustine and Mount Spurr.

Reference: Following the Mount Redoubt volcano


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