ALASKA VOLCANO PHOTOS: Redoubt Spurs Huge Mudflow, Ash

ALASKA VOLCANO PHOTOS: Redoubt Spurs Huge Mudflow, Ash
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Darkened by mud and volcanic ash, melted snow and ice flood Alaska's Drift Valley on March 23, 2009, in the wake of the March 22-23 eruptions of Redoubt Volcano.

By March 24, Redoubt lahars—mudflows filled with volcanic debris—had reached Cook Inlet, about 22 miles (35 kilometers) east of the volcano (Redoubt Volcano-Cook Inlet map), according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

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—Photograph by Cyrus Read, courtesy AVO/USGS
 
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