Alaska’s Mount Redoubt Erupts

Alaskas Mount Redoubt erupts. Photo credit Bleick, Heather, Alaska Volcano Observatory / U.S. Geological Survey
Alaska's Mount Redoubt erupts. Photo credit Bleick, Heather, Alaska Volcano Observatory / U.S. Geological Survey

After weeks since the initial warning, Alaska’s Mount Redoubt erupted four times Sunday evening, sending an ash plume more than 50,000 feet into the air.

It was feared that any eruption would directly impact the nearest large metropolitan area, which happens to be Anchorage. However, the ash cloud appears to be traveling to the north/northeast. In that direction, the communities of Willow and Talkneetna, two communities near Mount McKinley, North America’s largest mountain in Denali National Park, are impacted.

Only a fine coating of ash is expected over the course of a week.

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