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Alaska's Mt. Redoubt volcano continues to erupt

March 27, 2009 |  9:39 pm

Mt. Redoubt bellows steam and ash across the Cook Inlet.

Alaska's Mt. Redoubt certainly seems to be keeping scientists and researchers on their toes and alert. No sooner does the volcano seem to be quieting down than another eruption occurs, spewing ash and steam into the air. 

The most recent occurred about 7:25 p.m. Friday (Alaska time). The Alaska Volcano Observatory website states that the eruption emitted an ash cloud up approximately 51,000 feet.

It closely followed one at about 5:35 p.m. that sent ash to an estimated height of 40,000 feet, and was the third or fourth eruption of the day.

Alaska Airlines had resumed flights into the area only to post an alert on its website stating that flights may experience delays or cancellations because of the extremely active volcano.

I have a feeling that this is only the beginning of this, as the eruptions seem to be growing in frequency.

—Kelly Burgess 

Photo: Mt. Redoubt bellows steam and ash across the Cook Inlet.

Credit: Al Grillo / Associated Press