by Ashton Goodell
Monday, April 5, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Alaska volcano observatory says a series of small earthquakes began occurring early Monday morning near the summit.
Scientists don't know if the earthquakes will result in any eruptions, but say that they could.
"We saw similar seismicity prior to the eruptions last year in April and March… but the same type of seismicity occurred at the end of December of 2009, just three months ago, which lasted for three days and didn't culminate in any particular activity," said U.S. Geological Survey volcanologist Game McGimsey.
Last year, the volcano was explosive for months, at times producing huge ash plumes and sending mud flows down its flanks.
Mount Redoubt is about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage.
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