Alaska’s Redoubt Volcano is erupting, tweeting

As of 10:38 p.m. local time on Sunday (2:38 a.m. today EDT), the volcano north of Anchorage that last erupted almost 20 years ago was at it again.

And naturally, you can follow it on Twitter!

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  1. #1 by John J. McKay on March 23, 2009 - 1:27 pm

    Redoubt is southwest of Anchorage, and quite pretty when it isn’t belching ash all over the place and grounding all the aircraft in the southern half of the state.

  2. #2 by John J. McKay on March 23, 2009 - 1:27 pm

    Redoubt is southwest of Anchorage, and quite pretty when it isn’t belching ash all over the place and grounding all the aircraft in the southern half of the state.

  3. #3 by Kevin Beck on March 23, 2009 - 1:37 pm

    See? This is what I get for being lazy. I read “The ash appears to be heading north away from Anchorage” and took a wild guess, not bothering to consult a map because I’m multitasking.
    You do realize that if I were a wingnut blogger, I would have quickly deleted your comment, amended my post, and resumed whistling. Fortunately for you I’m merely profane and the world’s most magnanimous misanthrope. Or make that magmanimous.

  4. #4 by NJ on March 23, 2009 - 1:49 pm

    Or make that magmanimous.

    I do hope that you said that with a pinky finger brought to your lips…

  5. #5 by Bill from Dover on March 23, 2009 - 2:01 pm

    “The stimulus includes $300 million to buy new cars for the government, $8 billion for high-speed rail projects, such as a ‘magnetic levitation’ line from Las Vegas to Disneyland, and $140 million for something called ‘volcano monitoring.’ Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington, DC.”
    Bobby Jindal
    Volcano monitoring my ass!

  6. #6 by John J. McKay on March 23, 2009 - 2:35 pm

    Volcano monitoring, like hurricane monitoring, takes all of the spontaneity and excitement out of life.

  7. #7 by Phillip IV on March 23, 2009 - 2:45 pm

    Boy, if Putin rears his head and comes into the American airspace today, he’ll be in for quite a spectacle.
    It’s still just natural volcanism, though, not a sign of Divine disapproval – so if somebody could kindly restrain the Governor from sacrificing her daughter…

  8. #8 by Phillip IV on March 23, 2009 - 2:45 pm

    Boy, if Putin rears his head and comes into the American airspace today, he’ll be in for quite a spectacle.
    It’s still just natural volcanism, though, not a sign of Divine disapproval – so if somebody could kindly restrain the Governor from sacrificing her daughter…

  9. #9 by Brian on March 23, 2009 - 2:47 pm

    Now I’m disappointed. When I first read the headline, I thought to myself, “Now THAT’S a hip volcano”.

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