Alaska Volcano Erupts

Eruption could come within days, warns geologists
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Mar 23, 2009 3:01 AM CDT

(Newser) – Rumbling Alaska volcano Mount Redoubt has erupted three times since late yesterday, reports AP. The first eruption was obscured by darkness and snow, but was detected by the US Geological Survey. Mud slides were possible into the nearly Drift and Crescent rivers after the blast that shot steam 50,000 feet into the air.

"This is a fairly large eruption, close to the larger cities in Alaska," said a geologist. The 10,00-foot peak is 100 miles southwest of Anchorage. So far no cities have reported any ash fall from the volcano. Mount Redoubt last erupted 20 years ago.