Mount Redoubt erupts with a large eruption cloud

March 23rd, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin  

Mount Redoubt erupts Mount Redoubt has erupted today with an estimate for eruption cloud height at 50,000 ft above sea level according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

Mount Redoubt, or Redoubt Volcano, is an active and currently erupting stratovolcano in the largely volcanic Aleutian Range of Alaska. The mountain is also the highest within the range. It is located in the Chigmit Mountains (a subrange of the Aleutians), west of Cook Inlet, about 180 km (110 miles) southwest of Anchorage, Alaska. The Alaska Volcano Observatory currently rates Redoubt as Aviation Alert Level Red and Volcano Alert Level Warning.

Mount Redoubt erupts
Looking south at the north flank of Redoubt volcano. Ashfall limited to south crater floor, rim, and extending south-southeast. Source of ash is a vent south of the 1990 dome at an elevation of ~8300 ft. - By Bleick, Heather; (Alaska Volcano Observatory / U.S. Geological Survey)

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