Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Redoubt Volcano, Alaska - John Seach

Seismicity remains elevated at Redoubt Volcano in Alaska. Melting of the glacier has produced a 200 m wide hole, which is emitting gas. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a temporary flight restriction for a 10-mile radius around Redoubt, from ground level to 60,000 feet. During the last eruption in 1989, an aircraft flew through a plume of ash. All four engines ingested ash and flamed out. The crew successfully restarted the engines and landed safely at Anchorage. All four engines were replaced.
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