Lava dome grows; eruption anticipated

Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009

As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, seismic activity remains at an elevated level at Redoubt Volcano, and the lava dome in the summit crater continues to grow, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

An explosive event due to dome collapse, from instability of the growing dome, or due to internal depressurization could occur at any time. An explosion may produce a high altitude ash plume, trace to minor ash fall in parts of Southcentral Alaska, lahars in the Drift River valley, and pyroclastic flows in the immediate vicinity of the volcano.

For up to the minute information, visit www.peninsulaclarion.com and look for links to the Alaska Volcano Observatory Web site.



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