Alaskans brace for volcanic eruption (MSNBC.com)

Alaskans brace for volcanic eruption
After 19-year break, Redoubt could roar back to life in days, scientists say

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A volcano just 100 miles from Alaska’s largest city has stirred back to life after nearly 20 years of tranquility, sparking a round-the-clock eruption watch, seismologists said Thursday.

The fresh wave of seismic activity at Mount Redoubt suggests that the eruption could occur within days or weeks, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported.

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Thanks to Peg, one of Living in Tok readers, for the heads up! We get our news a lot slower in these parts. I really need to pay more attention to online news!

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Map: Tok vs. Volcano (Map lifted without permission from http://www.travelalaska.com/Transportation/roadmap.aspx). Hope they don’t mind the traffic this blog sends their way. Be nice and wave hello when you get there. Okay, Okay, I’m going now to ask their permission!)

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  1. So, where is Tok in relation to this volcano? Just wondering…and I also wonder if a volcano that erupts in the middle of winter (with all the snow and ice) has the same effect, as say a volcano on a warm island–with lava flow and all? Either way it is going to be a mess.

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  2. I added a map to the post to show proximity – it is far, but often most of the state is affected in one way or another by volcanic activity.

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  3. Peg

     /  January 29, 2009

    Cool! Thanks for the mention.

    Look out Sarah Palin…..Wasilla is much closer to the volcano!

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