One Man's Alaska

Mount Redoubt erupts five times

March 24, 2009

Mount Redoubt erupted very early this morning, and continued erupting five times during the early morning hours. Ash has now been detected as high as 60,000 feet above sea level, and the ashes have headed north and northeast, towards the towns of Willow and my former home, Talkeetna.

The AP has reported that on Sunday morning there were as many as 40-50 earthquakes per hour. Here's the story from the Anchorage Daily News. This part is cool:

"The eruption has apparently destroyed the 'RSO' seismometer on the south flank of the volcano, as well as the AVO webcam inside a hut six miles from the summit..."

More coolness ... this page on the Alaska Pioneer Press has up-to-the moment ash fall information.

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