Eruptions

Archives for November, 2009

The latest of volcano news from around the world, brought to you by the USGS and Smithsonian Institute Global Volcanism Program (and especially Sally Kuhn Sennert!) Highlights this week include: Karangetang in Indonesia produced a couple 3 km/10,000 foot steam-and-ash plumes according to reports from pilots. Soufriere Hills on the island on Montserrat has had…

The rifting of Africa

Lava flows from the 2005 Mando Hararo eruption in Ethiopia. Alright, I had been attempting to ignore this story because it was, well, a little uninteresting at first, but it apparently has legs so I will tackle it. Slashdot has a post proclaiming: ‘Volcanic activity may split the African continent in two, creating a new…

Mystery Volcano Photo #11

You know, we haven’t had an MVP in a couple weeks. Let’s remedy that! Current standings: volcanista – 1 Elizabeth – 1 Ralph – 1 gijs – 1 Anne – 1 Cam – 1 gg – 1 The Bobs – 1 Boris Behncke – 1 Don Crain – 1 Here’s MVP #11 … good luck!

Just a reminder … Etna erupting in November 2002. If you have any questions for Dr. Boris Behncke, who runs Italy’s Volcanoes along with the volcanology page for the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Catania, please send them in to me at . I’ve got some good question so far!

There have been a number of articles floating around the popular press for the last week that I thought I would touch on briefly … always fun to decipher the real news from the hype. Active fumaroles on Datun Mountain in Taipei. An article out of the Taipei Times suggests that the city of Taipei…

All the news to start the week: Galeras with a grey ash-and-steam plume behind Pasto, Colombia. Well, after my article on Friday about Colombian volcanoes, Galeras must have decided it was left out. The volcano has been placed back at alert level Orange/II (eruption in days to weeks). An increase in seismicity and sulfur dioxide…