— Alaska’s Mount Redoubt volcano erupted four times overnight, sending
an ash plume more than 9 miles high into the air, but the state’s
largest city has likely been spared from any ashfall.
cloud went to 50,000 feet, and it’s currently drifting toward the
north, northeast,” said Janet Schaefer, a geologist with the Alaska
The first eruption, in a sparsely area
across Cook Inlet from the Kenai Peninsula, occurred at 10:38 p.m.
Sunday and the fourth happened at 1:39 a.m. Monday, according to the
The wind patterns were taking the ash cloud away
from Anchorage, toward Willow and Talkneetna, near Mount McKinley,
North America’s largest mountain in Denali National Park.
Geophysicist John Power said no cities have yet reported any ash fall
from the volcano, but noted that it was still early.
radar and satellite technology, the National Weather Service is
predicting ash to start falling later Monday morning.