Eruptions

Archives for September, 2009

Mystery Volcano Photo #4

I’ll be off in the mountains of Virginia until Monday, so no updates for the rest of the week. I’ll leave you all with a new Mystery Volcano Photo sent in by a friend (I don’t want to give any clues away just yet) … hopefully one that might be a bit more challenging. Enjoy…

Mayon has minor eruption

Mayon in the Philippines, taken in 2007 There has been a lot of waiting over the summer to see if Mayon in the Philippines was going to begin a new eruption sequence. This morning, the volcano had its first “eruption” since August 2008, producing a very small (~700 m / 2000 foot) ash-and-gas column that…

Living around (and in?) volcanoes

There are a couple article out today concerning volcanoes and the economy, one on the plus side, one on the minus side. Volcano Buono in Italy near Naples. First off, nothing like volcanism to get me stoked for buying stuff, eh? Actually, I have to admit, the Volcano Buono mall (yes, mall) in Italy near…

Monday is here again already … A pyroclastic flow from Soufriere Hills heading towards the ocean. Note the large volcaniclastic debris fan being formed by repeated flows. Dated March 2006. The “Science Advisory Committee” at Montserrat in the West Indies suggests that the current eruption of Soufriere Hills on the small island could be drawing…

Large eruption underway at Shiveluch

Undated photo of Shiveluch volcano in Russia. In case you haven’t seen the report yet, Shiveluch in Kamchatka has gone, as they say, “non-linear”. KVERT has raised the alert level at the volcano to “Red” with reports of many strong explosions and an ash plume of >32,800 feet / >10 km. This all suggests that…

Mystery Volcano Photo #3

OK, well, apparently MVP #2 was waaay too easy because Elizabeth got it on the first try – it was indeed Villarrica in Chile – I’ll post something on Villarrica later this weekend. Anyway, for the weekend, I’ll leave you with this photo. Hopefully it won’t be so easy … but then again, you all…

Mystery Volcano Photo #2

The first Mystery Volcano Photo worked out so well, I thought I’d try a second one, this time culled from my personal collection. I’ll try to figure out a way to post the scoreboard on the blog so you can keep track of your standing as MVP continues. Take your best guess! Enjoy the weekend.

To the updates! Batu Tara volcano in Indonesia. The volcano is currently producing small ash plumes. I was distracted enough by trying to figure out a way to teach about Miller Indices that I plum forgot to post this week’s USGS/SI Weekly Volcanic Activity Report. It was a fairly quiet week so you didn’t miss…

MVP #1: Concepcion, Nicaragua

The first Mystery Volcano Photo (MVP, for short) seem to go well and indeed, the volcano in question was Concepcion in Nicaragua. Congratulations to volcanista for nailing it on the first try. I’ll have to keep a tally of the winners for each MVP to name a, well, MVP MVP. So far, the scoresheet looks…

Mystery Volcano Photo #1

I’m going to start a little feature on these slow volcano days … Introducing the “Mystery Volcano Photo”! I’ll post a picture of a volcano and feel free to take a whack at identifying the volcano. I’ll follow up with information on the volcano … right now you can play for community honor, but who…