Fourpeaked Volcano

Not by Fire but by Ice


Updated 8 Oct 06


“Extinct” Alaskan Volcano 
Awakens After 10,000-Year Slumber

28 Sep 06 – Alaska’s Fourpeaked Volcano, about 100 miles southwest of 
Homer, has become active after last erupting more than 10,000 years ago. 

Image courtesy of Lanny Simpson, Alaska High Mountain Images.
Please cite "Lanny Simpson, Alaska High Mountain Images" 
when using this image.

“This one caught us on our toes. We had Fourpeaked in that category of 
volcanoes we didn’t need to worry about,” said Michael West, a seismologist 
with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. 

Last Wednesday, scientists assigned Fourpeaked a yellow in its four-color 
warning system, defined as elevated seismic activity with the potential of an 
eruption. They warned that a small to moderate eruption in the next days to 
week is possible, with ash plumes higher than 33,000 feetand possible lava flows.

 Hmmmm, in the past, volcanic activity has picked up in sync with the 
11,500-year ice-age cycle. Is this eruption just a coincidence, or …?

Thanks to Charles Patrick for this link.



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