Friday, January 30, 2009


Dark areas show a mudflow from the peak of Mount Redoubt earlier this week.

Dark areas show a mudflow from the peak of Mount Redoubt earlier this week from CNN.

Nothing exciting yet, but I found a webcam for Mount Redoubt in Alaska. They are anticipating an eruption any time soon. This is not a video, but broadcasts fresh still images every so often. Once the ash starts spouting you should get some interesting views.

Also, my experience from the Iditarod has shown me that Alaska's technology is not generally used to a lot of attention. So, I would anticipate these websites loading slowly and at times not at all.

Case in point, this message appeared on the Alaska Volcano Observatory's site:

Due to very high load on our web server, we can only support a very limited website. We are working to remedy the situation as quickly as possible. Thanks!

Alaska Volcano Observatory
Information Statement
Thursday, January 29, 2009 1:53 PM AKST (13:53 UTC)

Redoubt Volcano
60°29'7" N 152°44'38" W, Summit Elevation 10197 ft (3108 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Currently we have no indication that an eruption of Redoubt has occurred or is occurring.

Unrest at Redoubt Volcano continues. Seismicity has remained at a relatively constant level for the past 24 hours, and is still well above background.

Staff are currently monitoring the volcano 24 hours a day. We will issue further information as it becomes available.

They have some interesting links there if you want to see how people are told to prepare for a potential eruption. I know all about tornado drills, and have heard about how to brace yourself in an earthquake, but volcano preparedness is not something I know much of anything about. Evacuation would most likely be my method of choice.

Here are some sites that you might be able to find a current image on:

- Anchorage weather site

- This article has a link to a webcam also, but it was not viewable when I was on earlier.

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