Eruptions

Archives for October, 2009

So, the field still stands unblemished, having identified all 8 MVPs, usually within less than 7 tries. Nice job! Current MVP Standings: volcanista – 1 Elizabeth – 1 Ralph – 1 gijs – 1 Anne – 1 Cam – 1 gg – 1 The Bobs – 1 MVP #7 was Arenal in Costa Rica. It…

Two volcanoes that have been rumbling and rocking for a while now made some noise today: Kliuchevskoi Volcano in Russia. Soufriere Hills on Montserrat had a relatively impressive explosive event, producing a ~3 km / ~11,000 foot ash plume – its first eruption in 10 months. This was after a sharp increase in seismicity at…

Mystery Volcano Photo #8

The last MVP was decidely (and unintentionally) way too easy … but congratulations to gg for getting it on the first guess. To make up for that “gimme”, here is a bit more of a puzzler. MVP Standings volcanista – 1 Elizabeth – 1 Ralph – 1 gijs – 1 Anne – 1 Cam –…

Mystery Volcano Photo #7

Today’s a busy Monday with not much volcano news, so here’s a new Mystery Volcano Photo. MVP Standings: volcanista – 1 Elizabeth – 1 Ralph – 1 Cam – 1 Gijs – 1 Anne – 1 Good luck!

Cleveland erupts!

And not because the Indians’ season is finally (mercifully) over (zing!) Cleveland steaming away in a 2008 AVO image. Cleveland (the volcano) erupted on Friday, producing an ash column that reached 4.5-6 km / 15,000-20,000 feet. The full report from AVO: Satellite data indicate that Cleveland volcano erupted briefly this morning at ~0730 UTC (2330…

News to finish up your week: Summit area of Hualalai in Hawai’i Another day, another “threat” of volcanic eruption in Australia. I’m impressed with the abject fear Aussies seem to have for this perceived increased threat of an eruption – or at least what the press wants you to believe. This time, watch out near…

Rumblings at Gaua in Vanuatu

Gaua volcano in Vanuatu. Gaua volcano in Vanuatu is showing signs that it could be headed towards an eruption. News reports from the island nation in the south Pacific Ocean mention “increased seismic activity, generating sulphurous gas and ash into the atmosphere and affecting water supplies.” However, officials in Vanuatu have only raised Gaua’s alert…

Mystery Volcano Photo #6

The current Mystery Volcano Photo standings: volcanista – 1 Elizabeth – 1 Ralph – 1 Cam – 1 Anne – 1 It is a tight race! Here’s MVP #6 … give it your best shot.

October is Donors Choose Month

I’ve never been very good about asking for donations for anything, mostly because I know that for many of us, money can be tight. However, when it comes down to it, there are almost always people less fortunate than those of us who can spend our time blogging – or reading blogs – on the…