Eruptions

Archives for May, 2009

Chaiten erupting in May 2008. Image courtesy of ONEMI. Speaking of anniversaries, this weekend is the one-year mark for the Chaiten eruption (in spanish) in Chile, the first eruption at the volcano in ~9,000 years. Yes, indeed, the rhyolite eruption that caught most everyone by surprise is still going strong one year later, with two…

For those of you who might not be paying as close attention to Redoubt now as in the past, this is the latest from AVO: Redoubt’s 2009 eruption continues and appears to be gaining intensity. Seismic activity has increased markedly in the last 24 hours, showing stronger volcanic tremor and more frequent rockfall events. Minor…

Mt. Barujari erupting in 1994. Image courtesy of Vulkaner.no. Sometimes it is hard to appreciate how many volcanoes lie within Indonesia. However, within the last few weeks, no less than four Indonesian volcanoes have been put on alert to eruption or shown increased signs of activity – Slamet, Kirinci, Anak Krakatau and now Mt. Rinjani…

Eruptions turns 1!

Happy Birthday, Eruptions! Well, this definitely snuck up on me, but today marks the one-year anniversary for Eruptions! On May 1, 2008, I started this little blog and if anyone told me that a year later I’d be paid for the gig and getting 50,000 views a month, I would have called them nuts. So,…

Redoubt Update for 5/1/2009

Redoubt in April 2009 with Anchorage in the foreground (along with two F-22 Raptors). Image courtesy of Calvin Hall. It has been quite some time since I talked about Redoubt, mostly because the volcano has been in the “slow extrusion of a dome” mode that has not generated much beyond impressive steam (with some ash)…