Eruptions

Archives for September, 2009

Eruption at San Cristobal UPDATED

San Cristobal in Nicaragua I don’t have much in the way of details, but the Associated Press is reporting that San Cristobal in Nicaragua has erupted this evening. The volcano reportedly experienced an explosive eruption and that nearby villages (how nearby is unclear) have received ash fall from the eruption. If it is any indication,…

Lets get right to it! “Manmade volcanoes”: can they solve global warming? It does indeed seem that something is happening beneath Kanlaon in the Philippines. PHIVOLCS reports that the volcano experienced 257 volcanic earthquakes from August 23 to September 1, well above the usually “background” level of ~20-30 a week. Most of this seismicity is…

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The Global Volcanism Program website seems to be returned from oblivion (huzzah!), and just in time for this week’s USGS/SI Weekly Volcanic Activity Report. Highlights include: There has been a significant increase in earthquakes at Kanlaon in the Philippines. The volcano usually produces small explosive eruptions. To make life even more fun in the far…

The move is complete (finally) … so maybe I can settle down a bit, right? Right? The world’s deadliest volcano? Anyway, a few things I stumbled across this week: Forbes Traveler.com has a list boldly titled “World’s Deadliest Volcanoes“, which more or less is a slideshow of nice volcano pictures and some dubious ranking –…