by Channel 2 News staff
Thursday, December 31, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Mount Redoubt is quieting down.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory says the mountain's shallow, small earthquakes are decreasing in rate, and there's been no significant new activity.
Volcanologists are starting to sort through new data they gathered at Mount Redoubt Thursday.
Scientists from the AVO flew over the rumbling mountain Thursday afternoon.
They were in the air for about six hours taking air samples to find out if redoubt is emitting any kind of gas.
They're also looking for increased rock falls and steaming.
In addition, a helicopter crew was on site trying to get a nearby Web cam up and running.