ON A QUIET WINTER MORNING IN JANUARY 2006, A GIANT, SLEEPING volcano on an unassuming, uninhabited island in Alaska awoke from a 20-year nap. And it woke up with a bang.At about 4:44 A.M., the volcano known as Mount St. Augustine erupted, sending a cloud of steam and ash 45,000 feet (13,716 meters) into the air. Airplane pilots flying in the area quickly reported the eruption, and the Federal Aviation Administration temporarily restricted flights within 5 miles (8 kilometers) of the rumbling mountain. At the same time, the United States Geological Survey classified Augustine as an alert level red volcano, the highest level of concern.
Author Krista West - Language English - Pages 496 - Publisher Infobase Publishing - File Format PDF - ISBN-3: 978-0-7910-9706-9 File Size 8.1 MB