Alaska's Mt. Redoubt volcano showing increased activity
Alaska's Mt. Redoubt volcano has started showing increased activity again.
Though it's still at an "orange" watch level instead of a "red" eruption level on the Alaska Volcano Observatory website, the most recent observation posted on the site states that seismic and rockfall activity is at a heightened level.
Scientists monitoring the volcano believe an eruption is likely in the coming days.
Their observations conclude that the growing lava dome is becoming increasingly unstable. Should a dome failure occur, it likely would result in a significant explosion producing high-altitude ash plumes and possible ash fall in parts of south-central Alaska.
Sounds as if the slumbering giant is reawakening.
-- Kelly Burgess
Photo courtesy of Dennis Anderson/Night Trax Photography