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Redoubt volcano in Alaska: a view of the restless giant from Anchorage

February 27, 2009 |  4:57 pm


Calm before the storm?

The accompanying photo of Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano was shot from south Anchorage on Feb. 23.

Weeks have passed since scientists implied that an eruption is imminent, and the watch level remains Orange, which means "heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption."

This afternoon's report, from the Alaska Volcano Observatory: "Seismicity consists mostly of small discrete earthquakes. The web cams show clear views of the volcano this morning.

"The dark area on the north flank of Redoubt in the HUT web cam image appeared during a brief episode of strong tremor late yesterday afternoon. The dark area is evidence of a water rich flowage event coming from Drift Glacier."

Outposts has nothing more to report, at this point, but wanted to share one of the more colorful recent images.

-- Pete Thomas


Photo courtesy of AVO/USGS. Credit: Cyrus Read