Eruptions

Archives for July, 2009

Volcano Profile: Mt. Erebus

The next up in my Volcano Profiles Series, is one of the most remote volcanoes on the planet, yet also one of the more closely studied and monitored (albeit from afar). Joining Vesuvius, Hood and Rabaul is Mt. Erebus, an active volcano on Ross Island in Antarctica and it definitely has some unique features. VOLCANO…

This is likely my last update until the end of next week sometime, so feel free to use it for any new volcano news you might see. Look for the Erebus Volcano Profile to be posted on Friday sometime, followed by the vote for the next Profile. Next time I post I’ll be (back) in…

Monday Musings

Again, sorry about the paucity of posts. Getting prepared to move 3/4 of the way across a continent will do that. Look for the next Volcano Profile, this time for Erebus in Antarctica, to be posted sometime in the next week or so. We did get some news over the weekend of a large eruption…

Your volcano news! Thanks, as always, to the USGS/SI Global Volcanism Program. Highlights include: The alert level at Sakurajima was raised from 2 to 3 by the Japanese Meteorological Agency. This was due to the increasing frequency of explosions at the volcano, some of which produced ash plumes up to 1.8-2.7 km / 6-9,000 feet.…

The servers and software behind the scenes here at ScienceBlogs will be getting upgraded tonight (7/21). After 7 PM (Eastern), commenting will be turned off (even though the comment form will still be visible). Hopefully things will be up and running by the morning, but if things seem squirrelly, rest assured the honchos at sB…

Monday Musings

Starting today and going until early August, you might see fewer posts on Eruptions than you’re accustomed. This is because I’m in the process of moving to Ohio to get set up to start my new job as an assistant professor at Denison University. I’m excited about the move, but as you can imagine, trying…

Friday Flotsam

Some of the articles you might have missed this week … A lava flow from Kilauea breaks local traffic laws in the Royal Gardens subdivision, Hawai’i The Mayon Watch continues in the Philippines. No eruption yet, but some of the local newspapers are printing stories talking about “odd animal behavior” and other local “myths” about…

Is something up at Shishaldin?

Shishaldin volcano in Alaska. Yesterday I mentioned in the SI/USGS Weekly Report update that things appear to be afoot at Shishaldin in the Aleutians. Well, I checked the Shishaldin webicorder today and indeed, [SPECULATION] something seems suspect. Now, the increasing signal might be wholly unrelated to any magmatic activity, but it is interesting to see…

Your weekly dose of volcanism from the USGS/Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program. Highlights (not counting Mayon), include: The activity at Mando Hararo in Ethiopia appears to be a fissure eruption. Ground observations saw a 4-5 kilometers / ~2.5-3 mile fissure with new predominantly ‘a’a lava flows that were 2-3 m thick … the fissure was lined…

Tuesday Tidbits

Anak Krakatau erupting as seen from Rataka Island. Image taken by Marco Fulle of Stromboli Online. I frequent the Astronomy Picture of the Day website run by NASA on a daily basis. Yet somehow today I didn’t check the site until well into the evening and was greeted by one of the best astronomy-volcano images…