Alaska Volcano Has Geologists On 24-hour Alert


Thursday, January 29th 2009, 6:43 am
By: News On 6


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Geologists say Alaska's Mount Redoubt could erupt "within days."

Scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory have been monitoring activity round-the-clock since the weekend. If Mount Redoubt does erupt, it would be the first time this occurred in nearly 20 years.

The last time this 10,197-foot peak blew was during a five-month stretch starting in December, 1989.

Concerns over an eruption have state and city officials issuing warnings so area residents can deal with an ash storm. The mountain is about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage.

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