heyholetsgogrant Posted January 29, 2009 Share Posted January 29, 2009 Alaska volcano expected to erupt soon(CNN) -- A volcano in south-central Alaska could erupt within days or weeks, authorities said. "The level of seismic activity" has "increased markedly" in recent days at Mount Redoubt, a 10,197-foot peak about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, the state's most populous city, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. "We don't have a crystal ball," said Peter Cervelli, a research geophysicist with the observatory. But "we expect based on the past behavior of this volcano that this activity is going to culminate in an eruption." The activity has consisted "of a combination of discrete, relatively small earthquakes and periods of more continuous volcanic tremor." The activity prompted the observatory to raise the alert level Sunday, the observatory said. Source: CNN http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/01/29/alaska.volcano/index.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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