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Scientists: another Mount Redoubt eruption likely

Scientists: another Mount Redoubt eruption likely

Geologists say an Alaska volcano may be getting ready to awaken after being relatively quiet for more than a month.
Scientists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory say activity at Mount Redoubt, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage, suggests a significant explosive event is likely with days _ although that's not certain.
The volcano's last explosive event was April 4, when it blew a plume of gritty volcanic ash more than 8 miles (13 kilometers) into the air.
Geophysicist John Power says shallow earthquake activity has been increasing at the volcano since Saturday.
Similar seismic activity was observed before eruptions this year and during the volcano's last major active period in 1989-90.
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Updated : 2021-09-22 01:51 GMT+08:00