Eruptions

Redoubt Mini-update for 2/8/2009

Guess what?

Still rumbling, still steaming, but still no eruption.

I’ll put money on the idea that Redoubt will erupt tomorrow, when I have jury duty.

Comments

  1. #1 gg
    February 8, 2009

    I thought it would blow when I was away for the weekend. Wrong. When will I ever get to say, “Thar she blows!”

  2. #2 Ron de Haan
    February 9, 2009

    She blows when she blows.
    The same goes for the other candidate that is hot an rumbling.
    We could see two major eruptions at the same moment in time.
    The short time effects could very well enhance the current ongoing cooling trend.
    The current state of the sun, still in the start up fase of Cycle 24, the extreme low solar magnetic field and lack of solar winds, the recent switch of the PDO into it’s negative phase and the current El Nino could bring us Dalton like climate conditions if their cooling effects were enhanced by multiple major volcanic eruptions.

    This could have a devastating effect on world food production causing famine on epic scale.

    A wake up call for all who believe humanity is able to influence or control nature?

    These are interesting times.

  3. #3 gg
    February 9, 2009
  4. #4 Bruce
    February 9, 2009

    I bet she’s not going to blow because I don’t have jury duty. ;-)

    What was that rule of thumb that John Seach put up? If two volcanoes are about to erupt you will always go to the wrong one?

  5. #5 crosspatch
    February 9, 2009

    Are any observations being done at Redoubt along the lines of what was being done at St. Helens before the big eruption there? I remember reading before the eruption that one side of the mountain had been bulging quite rapidly. Anyone have a link to any deformation observations at Redoubt?

  6. #6 robert somerville
    February 9, 2009

    my bet:

    if it erupts, it’ll be a lot smaller that the 1989-1990 eruption … this volcano can do it in style if it wants to .. doesn’t seem like its got a lot of get up and go this time …

  7. #7 Wade
    February 9, 2009

    Food for thought (from the AVO website):

    “Unrest at Redoubt Volcano continues, though no eruption has yet occurred. Volcanic tremor is ongoing with variable amplitudes, and small discrete earthquakes are occurring at a rate of one to several events per hour. Clear webcam images today show a steam plume rising up to several hundred feet above the crater.”

    Also, here’s a link to the webcam showing the steam: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/webcam/Redoubt_-_Hut.php

    I’m here in Anchorage waiting and waiting and waiting… =)

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