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Alaskan Volcano on Alert

By: associated press
By: associated press

Alaska's Mount Redoubt rumbles once again

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The official alert level has been
raised as Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano rumbles again.
Geologists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory say a significant
eruption does not appear imminent, but they raised the alert to
orange, the stage just before eruption. They cautioned yesterday
that conditions could evolve rapidly.
The 10,200-foot Redoubt Volcano is about 100 miles southwest of
Anchorage.
Ash from the volcano could harm engines and is especially
dangerous for aircraft. Ash blown to cities also can cause
respiratory problems.
Residents of south-central Alaska have kept a close eye on
Redoubt since the observatory on warned in January that an eruption
could occur at any moment. The alert level was downgraded last week
after nearly two months.
It's back up now that seismic activity has increased.


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