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Redoubt update, 7 February 2009 7 February 2009

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Redoubt 7 February 2009, 0958 (AVO Redoubt Hut webcam)

The picture above is the view from the Alaska Volcano Observatory’s Hut webcam at 09:58 local time this morning. The small plume emerging from the active fumaroles on the north flank (facing the camera) is clearly visible once again.

There has been no eruption, but the volcano is very restless, as evidenced by long periods of continuous seismic tremor, sustained but waxing and waning in amplitude, over recent hours. The AVO’s latest statement is as follows:

2009-02-07 08:17:35

Redoubt Volcano continues to be in a state of unrest. Seismic activity remains elevated and consists of relatively continuous tremor that fluctuates in amplitude over time.

The web camera is now dark for the night. Field crews will be attempting to measure gas emissions at the volcano today.

The volcano has not erupted and AVO continues to watch the volcano 24/7.

Zurich and Farmers Insurance is advising people who may be affected by an eruption of Mount Redoubt to ensure they are properly prepared, says a press release carried in The Earth Times. The advice is to adopt a ‘business continuity plan’ with short- and long-term measures to protect people and property and minimize disruption, and to be ‘alert and prepared for volcano-related mudflows, flash floods, landslides, earthquakes, ash fall and toxic gases’. The U.S. Census Bureau, meanwhile, has apparently calculated that 460,000 Alaskans could be affected by Mount Redoubt erupting. And airlines facing the diversion of their services from Anchorage in the event of an eruption will be happy to know that they will find a warm welcome at Prince George Airport in British Columbia.

For all our Redoubt coverage: Redoubt « The Volcanism Blog.

Redoubt activity still holding strong, geologists say – KTUU, 6 February 2009
U.S. Census Bureau estimates 460,000 Alaskans could be affected by Mount Redoubt eruption – MarketWatch, 6 February 2009
Volcano eruption could divert traffic to Prince George AirportPrince George Citizen, 6 February 2009
Zurich and Farmers Insurance urge customers in Alaska to prepare for possible eruption of Mount RedoubtThe Earth Times, 7 February 2009
Redoubt still restlessAlaska Dispatch, 7 February 2009

Global Volcanism Program: Redoubt – summary information for Redoubt (1103-03-)
Alaska Volcano Observatory – Redoubt – AVO information and updates for Redoubt
Alaska Volcano Observatory – main page for the AVO

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