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.
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
Place: USGS Alaska Science Center
Olds Conference Room
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,
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