Mt. Redoubt in Alaska Erupts

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Mt. Redoubt in Alaska has erupted at 10:38 PM Alaska Daylight Time (AKDT) Sunday evening according to reports. The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) is reporting that the volcanic ash has reached 50,000 feet. Mt. Redoubt is located 140 miles southwest of Anchorage.

A significant rise in seismic activity with discreet earthquakes being measured at 50 to 60 per hour for the last 48 hours.

AVO raised the Aviation color code to “Red” and the alert level to “Warning” and some flights are currently being diverted away from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Mount Redoubt has erupted in 1902, 1966, 1989 and 2009. Mount Redoubt is a massive mountain: it rises 9,000 feet (2,700 m) above the surrounding valleys to the north, south, and southeast in little over 5 miles (8 km).