Monday, March 23, 2009

Alaskan volcano eruption finally...or it's been hot n cold..yes then no..

Thanks to Katy Perry for those lyrics that stick in your head just about forever..


According to Alaska Volcano Observatory and the local news..Mt.Redoubt finally erupted.
Ash and gas were shot out to 50,000feet..but the volcano sits at 10,000 feet high.

No ash here yet..that could change by the time the sun comes up.
Of course people being idiots..not knowing that weather webcams pointed at volcanoes generally don't give good pictures when it's PITCH BLACK outside at 3am Alaskan Standard Time.

Pictures when available.
funny..wikipedia says the volcano is actively erupting.

"It is in full eruption," said Matthew Haney, a research geophysicist with the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

"Mount Redoubt, which is some 170 kilometres from Anchorage, rises 3,108 metres above the Kenai Peninsula. About 50,000 people live on the peninsula within 80 kilometres of the mountain and it is one of the most densely populated areas of the state."


  1. I've been following the earthquake site for days but nothing THAT big reported...

    interesting link here:

  2. *adopting a salty seaperson voice* There she blows.

    I was going to say "Head for the hills" but it is the hill that is blowing up so that would not apply.

    How far is that smokey mountain away from you?

  3. about 53 miles as the ash falls or crow flies ;)

    no ashfall yet.

    that could change with the wind does.


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