Scientists get closer looks at Redoubt

Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009

ANCHORAGE - As good as they were 20 years ago, scientists say they are even better prepared to alert the public about the prospects of an eruption at Mount Redoubt.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has been on alert for a possible eruption since late last month.

It would be the first time in 20 years since the volcano 100 miles southwest of Anchorage blew.

On Dec. 13, 1989, they public received word of a pending explosion thanks to satellite and seismic data.

Less than 24 hours later, it happened.

Today, scientists in Anchorage and Fairbanks say they are better equipped and can provide greater detail about the area's condition from above and below.

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