After wrecking havoc on Anchorage Alaska for most of the tourist season, including cruisers, Mount Redoubt has finally shown signs of settling down. On September 29th, Alaska’s Volcano Observatory downgraded Mount Redoubt’s alert code to normal.
Redoubt began erupting on March 22. Shortly there after, a lava dome formed in the volcano’s summit crater and began growing, leading to concerns that it could collapse quickly and result in another large explosion. Hundreds of airline flights had to be canceled because of ash clouds this spring.
Experts said the chances of the volcano returning soon to its prior eruptive behavior are not likely. It is possible the volcano is entering a prolonged period of quiet.