Alaska Volcano Rerupts
Mount Redoubt, The 3000 metre volcano erupted six times over Sunday and Monday, spewing clouds of gritty ash high into the sky. The recent activity is prompting local volcanologists to predict a major eruption soon. The ash is causing environmental disruption while mud flows have the potential to damage nearby oil storage facilities. The eruptions have so far sent clouds of abrasive ash drifting across communities north of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, which is roughly 100 miles southwest.