Mt. ReDoubt Update: 3/23 @ 7:30 p.m.

There have been five eruptions of Mt. ReDoubt since last night, lasting from four to thirty minutes in duration. The plume has been reported to have reached a height of 60,00 ft (11-12 miles). Activity has calmed, but further activity is possible, and in all likelihood will continue for a period of weeks to months.

Although we are only 70 miles from the volcano here in Homer, so far the winds have been in our favor. Ashfall has been reported in Talkeetna (155 miles N.E. of ReDoubt), and as far away as Healy (261 miles N.E. of ReDoubt). I have put together this map to give you an idea of relative locations. We did experience a widespread power outage on the Kenai Peninsula for about four hours this morning, but things are now stable.

The eruptions have knocked out numerous web cams in the vicinity of the volcano, and the weather is currently obscuring any view. At this time, we are relying on reports from the Alaska Volcano Observatory and other monitoring agencies for information updates.

Let's hope for a quiet night.

I will update as things progress.

(click on map to enlarge)