Small eruption blows plume from Alaska volcano

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - Monitors say Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano has erupted again with an ash plume shooting about 15,000 feet high.
The blast shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday was considered small and brief at 10 minutes. The plume appeared to be drifting north to northwest.
Tom Murray, scientist in charge at the Alaska volcano observatory, says minimal ashfall is expected.
The 10,200-foot volcano, about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, erupted Sunday night. Several eruptions since then have raised concerns that the explosions and mud flows could damage a nearby oil terminal where about 6 million gallons of crude are stored.
The terminal has been shut down and no damage has been reported.
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