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Scientists Fear Volcano Could Bury Anchorage in Ash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  —  It's been nearly 20 years since Alaska's Mount Redoubt erupted, but that time of tranquility might end.
Recent seismic activity could be a prelude to an eruption, "perhaps within hours to days," said geologists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory.
The 10,197-foot peak sits about 50 miles west of Kenai and 100 miles southwest of Anchorage. It last erupted during a five-month stretch beginning December, 1989.
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