Saturday, January 31, 2009

Volcanic eruption coming?


There are an increasing number of small earthquakes under Alaska's Redoubt volcano. As a mother of boys who love science, this is of interest to our family. This is the kind of volcano that explodes dramatically. No rivers of red lava like Hawaiian volcanoes. They say stores in the area are doing brisk business on the sale of face masks, protective eye wear and car air filters. The U.S. Geological Survey expects an eruption in a matter of days or weeks. Here is a picture of Redoubt's last eruption in 1990.

I still remember the summer Mount Pinatubo erupted. It was much cooler than usual in Southern California.

10 comments:

d e v a n said...

I read about that the other day. I'll be watching to see what happens.

LL said...

Most impressive blast.

I remember the Mt. St. Helen's eruption and going up there afterwards. It makes nuclear warfare look pale in comparison.

The Thompson's said...

Wow those pictures are just amazing!

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Jodie said...

Wow that's very pretty (although deadly I assume). I'm late but I'm visiting from Ann's Virtual Girls Night out - thanks for dropping by my blog :)

russelltehri said...

Mount Pinatubo is definitely a wonder of nature. That eruption had such a devastating effect not only here in the Philippines but also in the whole world.

Russell
www.e-philippines.com.ph
explore. experience. enjoy. Philippines.

Morgan said...

I am SO glad I don't live anywhere near there! Beautiful, beautiful pictures, but not a place I'd like to be when an erruption does occur!

BTW- thanks : )

Journey on! by Kelleye said...

I found this facinating. Loved the pictures!

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LaTonya Yvette said...

What a beautiful picture....the calm before the storm.

Annette Piper said...

Wow, spectacular photos!

You might be interested in the odd post they have at http://unearthedtees.wordpress.com/ - which has geological type news.