Saturday, April 17, 2010

Swarm of Small Quakes Occurring at Alaska Volcano

ANCHORAGE, Alaska-A swarm of small earthquakes began Monday at a volcano near Anchorage in what scientists said was a warning that Mount Redoubt could be waking from its slumber.
"It is reminding us that it is an active volcano," said Rick Wessels, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Anchorage.The swarm of small quakes started early in the day near the summit of Mount Redoubt, about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, with a regular pattern often seen when magma is moving inside a volcano, Wessels said.
Picture Left:May 26, 2009: People dig for razor clams on the beach of Ninilchik, Alaska, as Redoubt volcano vents steam on the other side of Cook Inlet.(AP File Photo/Al Grillo)

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