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Mount Redoubt Erupts Explosively/News Conference 7AM EASTERN MARCH 23, 2009

Point of Contacts:

Tom Murray, 907-786-7497
Clarice Nassif Ransom, 703-648-4299

Mount Redoubt Volcano in Alaska Erupts Explosively

Mount Redoubt Volcano, 106 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, erupted explosively March 22, 2009, at approximately 10:38 PM AKDT, sending a cloud of volcanic ash to an estimated 50,000 feet above sea level. Scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) are monitoring the volcano closely as the eruption continues.

AVO will host a news conference at 3:00 AM AKDT (7AM EASTERN TIME) at the USGS Alaska Science Center in the Glenn Olds Hall Conference Room, Anchorage, AK.  AVO staff will be available to be interviewed on-site in Anchorage.

Who:  Media

What: AVO Redoubt Volcano eruption update

Time: 3:00 AM – 4:00 AM AKDT/7:00 AM – 8:00 AM EASTERN TIME

Date: March 23, 2009

Call-in: 877-953-4172
        Participant Code: 8654249#

Place:   USGS Alaska Science Center
        Glenn Olds Hall
        Glenn Olds Conference Room
        4210 University Drive
        Anchorage, AK 99508

AVO’s dynamic website (http://www.avo.alaska.edu) contains extensive information about present and past volcanic activity in Alaska and is increasingly popular as a destination for real-time data about Alaska’s restless volcanoes.  

The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a cooperative program of the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. The USGS provides science for a changing world. For more information, visit www.usgs.gov. Subscribe to receive the latest USGS news releases at http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/list_server.asp.

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