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Alaska volcano still restless

Posted by lawman2 on February 13, 2009

An aerial photograph taken over Mount Redoubt on February 2, 2009 shows a muddy outflow stream and waterfall discharging from the glacier on the upper north flank of the volcano. This discharge is caused by increased heat in the summit region since January 25, 2009. (Alaska Volcano Observatory/ U.S. Geological Survey)

An aerial photograph taken over Mount Redoubt on February 2, 2009 shows a muddy outflow stream and waterfall discharging from the glacier on the upper north flank of the volcano. This discharge is caused by increased heat in the summit region since January 25, 2009. (Alaska Volcano Observatory/ U.S. Geological Survey)

Still unrest continues at Alaska’s Mount Redoubt.  My wife and I have (okay he is just a friend of my wife) a good friend named Steve living in Anchorage.  Our thoughts are with him and his family. 

Geologist Marianne Guffanti at the Alaska Volcano Observatory said Sunday that elevated seismicity continues at the volcano, with tremors in various intensities.

Geologists say a small plume of steam also is visible at Redoubt.  What the hell does that mean anyway?  I just know if I could see that steam coming up out of Redoubt, I would be thinking it is time to visit the lower 48!  Wouldn’t recomend our part of the world it is tornado season already in full swing here…

It’s been two weeks since the observatory detected a sharp increase in earthquakes beneath the mountain about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage.

Geologists have since warned that an eruption could occur.

Guffanti says an eruption is still considered likely, within days or weeks.  Maybe it’s time for Steve to come down here to do some tornado watching with the ol’ caveman!

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