Eruptions

Archives for August, 2009

The Royal Gardens subdivision in Hawai’i being inundated with lava flows during a 1983 eruption of Kilauea. Image courtesy of the USGS. The game of insurance is everywhere in the news these days so it isn’t too surprising to run across this brief article about the perils of getting insured if you live on an…

Monday Musings, Part 2 (UPDATED)

Some more volcano news for the day … UPDATE 10:40AM Eastern: It has been pointed out to me that both of these articles are old. They apparently made it into my Google News feed thanks to a glitch in the magic interweb tubes somewhere. Just goes to show that blogging before coffee on a Monday…

Monday Musings

Does anyone else feel like this has been a rather quiet summer, volcano-wise? Maybe I’ve been too preoccupied by my move to Ohio, but I feel like beyond a few relatively minor events (Shiveluch comes to mind), the volcano news has been pretty slow compared to the spring of this year. Go figure. The sulfur…

In case you don’t frequent the NASA Earth Observatory, I thought I’d call your attention to some images they recently posted that are, again, excellent shots of volcanism captured from space. The current plume from Tavurvur Crater at Rabaul was shot by the MODIS imager on Terra in early August. The plume is mostly made…

We’ve made it to Ohio! Tomorrow I’ll hopefully be returning to regularly scheduled updates, but until then, enjoy this week’s SI/USGS Weekly Volcano Report. Highlights include: KVERT mentions that seismicity has increased recently at both Kizimen and Kliuchevskoi on the Kamchatka Peninsula. ~4 km / ~13,500 foot steam-and-ash plumes spotted at Colima in Mexico. Rumbling…

Vote for the next Volcano Profile

Time to vote for the next Volcano Profile. Feel free to leave any comments or suggestions after answering the poll! What should be the next volcano for the “Volcano Profile” series?(surveys)

Eruption occuring on Venus?

Quick hit post from beautiful Walnut, Iowa, but this was too interesting to pass up… Bright plume spotted on Venus, image taken by the ESA Venus Express. Did a volcanic eruption recently occur on Venus? No one really knows, but a bright plume of unknown material was spotted by an amateur astronomer. One possible source…

Mailbag, pictures and networking

If you have any questions about volcanoes, pictures of erupting (or not) volcanoes you’d like to share with me for Eruptions or have any general comments, please email me at . I’d love to hear from you and maybe your question can make it into my next mailbag post (which should hopefully be coming soon.)…