Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Thar’ She Blows!

No, not another whale story. Alaska's Augustine Volcano erupts for first time in 20 years. This has been expected as they have been monitoring the volcano for nearly a year. It started to rumble a bit last spring and finally let go today. Last time they had to shovel ash from the streets of Anchorage.
However the US Weather Service said that so far the plume of smoke and ash was not heading towards Anchorage and had only travelled about 80 kilometers (50 miles) to the north and 48 kilometers to the east.
Via Yahoo News

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