Thursday, April 30, 2009

What's the Redoubt Volcano up to lately?

No major eruptions lately. The Volcano is currently building a lava dome.

PHOTO: Summit crater of Redoubt Volcano showing the active lava dome and hot, roiling water ponded along the south and east margins of the dome. This view is from high over the south rim. Note the persistent fumaroles up on the west slope of the gorge.

Image courtesy of AVO/USGS: McGimsey, Game.

From Alaska Volcano Observatory:
2009-04-30 02:16:59

The Redoubt eruption continues. Seismic activity remains elevated. Darkness obscures webcam views.

Additional explosive events are possible with little or no warning. The volcano remains at ORANGE/WATCH and AVO is staffed 24/7.

A regional earthquake, preliminary magnitude of 4.8, occurred 40 mi S of Homer at 8:54 pm.