Media Advisory: Mount Redoubt Volcano in Alaska Erupts Explosively
Mount Redoubt Volcano, 106 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, erupted explosively March 22, 2009, at approximately 10:38 PM AKDT, sending a cloud of volcanic ash to an estimated 50,000 feet above sea level. Scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) are monitoring the volcano closely as the eruption continues.
AVO will host a news conference at 3:00 AM AKDT (7AM EASTERN TIME) at the USGS Alaska Science Center in the Glenn Olds Hall Conference Room, Anchorage, AK. AVO staff will be available to be interviewed on-site in Anchorage.
What: AVO Redoubt Volcano eruption update
Time: 3:00 AM – 4:00 AM AKDT/7:00 – 8:00 AM EASTERN TIME
Date: March 23, 2009
Participant Code: 8654249#
Place: USGS Alaska Science Center
Glenn Olds Hall
Glenn Olds Conference Room
4210 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
AVO’s dynamic website (http://www.avo.alaska.edu/) contains extensive information about present and past volcanic activity in Alaska and is increasingly popular as a destination for real-time data about Alaska’s restless volcanoes.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a cooperative program of the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. The USGS provides science for a changing world. For more information, visit www.usgs.gov. Subscribe to receive the latest USGS news releases at http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/list_server.asp.
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