Mount Redoubt Erupts
Crater showing rapidly melting glacier and enlarged “ice piston” feature on March 21st, 2009. Image courtesy of AVO/USGS and Cyrus Read.
Mount Redoubt finally erupted last night! More information is available at the Alaska Volcano Observatory.
An eruption of Mt. Redoubt began at approximately 22:38 AKDT, March 22, 2009 (0638 UTC). AVO is raising the aviation color code to Red and the alert level to Warning. Initial height of the eruption cloud is estimated at less than 20,000 ft above sea level at present. Further reports will be issued as more information becomes available.
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