Eruptions

Archives for June, 2009

Sarychev Peak erupting on June 12th. Image taken on the ISS, courtesy of the NASA EO. The eruption as Sarychev Peak seems to be waning a bit, at least according to some of the latest images from the NASA Earth Observatory’s collection of MODIS shots. The ash plume is less prominent – and strikingly more…

Your weekly dose of volcano news brought you by the Smithsonian Institute GVP and the USGS. This week’s highlights (not counting Sarychev Peak and Turrialba) include: 13,000 foot / 4 km ash plumes from Rinjani in Indonesia. This is part of the continuing eruption there. The alert level was lowered at Galeras, Colombia to “Orange”…

Flight path for Continental Flight 009 from Newark to Tokyo, diverted back to Newark due to the threat of ash from Sarychev Peak. Image courtesy of Flight Aware. The eruption at Sarychev Peak is continuing to disrupt all sorts of flights that head towards Asia. There are lots of unhappy travelers who have had to…

Arenal in Costa Rica, erupting in July 2007. Image courtesy of Arenal.net. Arenal in Costa Rica is one of the most active volcanoes in Central America. It is almost one of the most picturesque (see above) and, dare I say, touristy, volcanoes in the world. However, even volcanoes that seem “benign” like Arenal require special…

Matua Islands (also known as Matsuwa Island), home of Sarychev Peak. The eruption of Sarychev Peak in the Kuril Islands has been wreaking havoc on flights to and from Asia for the past few days (as many Eruptions readers can attest). You can see the latest VAAC (Volcano Ash Advisory Center) statement here that shows…

Sarychev Peak in the Kuril Islands in 2007, the source of the large ash column currently disrupting transpacific air traffic. It seems that the eruption at Sarychev Peak in the Kuril Islands of Russia might be a lot bigger than it first seemed. I’ve gotten a couple reports of flights to Tokyo from North America…

Monday Mulligans

I won’t try to recap all the news from last week, but I did notice a few articles from this weekend worth noting: The Big Obsidian Flow at Newberry Volcano. This rhyolite lava flow erupted at ~1,300 years ago. Geologists in Greece are keeping an eye on a submarine volcano called Columbus. Apparently a number…

Sarychev Peak in Russia erupting on June 14, 2009. Image courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory. The transpacific air routes over the Aleutians, the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Kuril Islands are a prime location for the threat of ash to commercial aviation. Many of these volcanoes, especially on the western side of the Pacific Ocean…

Mt. Saint Helens: Supervolcano?

Mt. Saint Helens in Washington state, USA I’m back from my sojourn to New England and its time to play catch up. First things first! There has been a lot of chatter in my inbox and on the comments here at Eruptions about the study/press release from Graham Hill’s research group talking about the potential…

Now that we’ve had three Volcano Profiles: Rabaul, Hood and Vesuvius, now it is time to vote on the next volcano. Take your pick and leave comments! What volcano should be featured as the next “Volcano Profile”?(polling)