Redoubt unleashes seismic spurt

Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009

ANCHORAGE - Don't write off Alaska's Mount Redoubt just yet.

The volcano unleashed a short but intense burst of seismicity Thursday, the strongest activity since Jan. 30.

Geologists with the Alaska Volcano Observatory say the strong tremors lasted only four minutes, then tapered off.

Seismic activity, however, remains above normal at the volcano about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage.

Geologist Michelle Coombs says an eruption of Redoubt is still more likely than not. She says that "contrary to popular opinion, it's still kicking along."

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