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Update News: Thursday, August 15, 2013

In Thursday’s news: New lawsuit filed against state redistricting board; Center for Disease Control report says Alaskans pay heavy price for heavy drinking of alcohol; Nome will be featured in Alaska episode of “Growing Native”; Alaska volcano on Aleutian Islands again oozing lava. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-08-15-knom-update-news.mp3

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August ’93: Maars!

August 6, 1993 On KNOM’s daily feature interview program, Alaska volcanologist Jim Beget informs listeners that large lakes on the northern Seward Peninsula are actually maars, the widest volcanic openings in the world. They last erupted ten thousand years ago.

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December 1989: Mt. Redoubt erupts

December 15, 1989 489 miles southeast of Nome, the Mount Redoubt volcano erupts, spewing great clouds of sulfurous volcanic sand and dust into the air. While the debris drifts away from Nome, the corrosive billows of grit ground airplanes in Anchorage, western Alaska’s supply hub. Grocery shelves grow bare, holiday presents are missing, and Nome’s mailboxes…

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August 1993: What’s a maar?

August 6, 1993 On KNOM’s daily feature interview program, Alaska volcanologist Jim Beget informs listeners that the large lakes on the northern Seward Peninsula are actually maars, the widest volcanic openings in the world. They last erupted ten thousand years ago.

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