Saturday, October 02, 2004

It aint over yet!

So little steam/ash explosion yesterday from a crack in in the glacier in the crater. But within hours the seismic activity started to "ramp up" again... and then today there was another steam explosion, and then more intense tremor activity which they say is indicating actual magma movement. So they evacuated the 5,000 some folks up at the Johnston Ridge Observatory and have heightened the alert level, to the point where they're saying a bigger eruption is "imminent" and might pose a risk to life and proporty arouund the volcano. Unfortunately, local news aren't too interested in pre-empting their football/baseball games to provide ongoing coverage so I'm not sure what's going on.

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