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Mt. Redoubt volcano in Alaska still rumbling, but no eruption yet

January 30, 2009 |  9:23 am

Drift River-area structure was inundated during the last eruption of Alaska's Mt. Redoubt beginning in 1989.

The latest report on volatile Mt. Redoubt's status, from the Alaska Volcano Observatory website: "Unrest at Redoubt Volcano continues, though no eruption has yet occurred. Seismicity levels have risen within the last eight hours. Redoubt remains at Aviation Color Code ORANGE and Volcano Alert Level WATCH."

Also posted on the site, which is limited because of heavy traffic, was this 8 a.m. report: "Seismicity at Redoubt is varying in intensity but is still well above background. We have seen higher amplitude seismicity for the past several hours but appears to be subsiding a bit at this time."

Meanwhile, to the south, in Washington state's Puget Sound area, a magnitude 4.6 earthquake rattled residents early this morning. That probably is coincidental.

Outposts has a call into one of the scientists at Mt. Redoubt and will share any information he may provide.

-- Pete Thomas

Photo: Drift River-area structure was inundated during the last eruption of Alaska's Mt. Redoubt beginning in 1989. Credit: Alaska Volcano Observatory

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