Friday, January 30, 2009

Day 224: Imminent transformation

Mount Redoubt sends an orange cloud of smoke and volcanic dust skyward in December 1990. Credit: J. Warren/Alaska Volcano Observatory

1/29/2009 5:41:33 PM
"The level of seismic activity at Mount Redoubt Volcano, 106 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, has increased and an eruption is possible within days to weeks. Scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) are monitoring events round-the-clock. Redoubt Volcano has been assessed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as one of the nation's highest-threat volcanoes. " -From the U.S. Geological Survey where you can learn more.

Oddly, the Times hasn't even written a small article about the potential eruption. A search in their online database only turned up outdated articles addressing Redoubt's last eruption (over 20 years ago) when it sent ash plumes 40,000 feet into the air. I find the lack of coverage strange and wonder once again, when will the Times start to cover the topic of the "environment", under such a section heading?

For now, you can read more on or L.A. Times

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