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Archives for December, 2009

Some news for today: Yellowstone National Park, USA. Another fine example of media headline versus actual research, an article in the Jackson Hole Daily about a new study by Dr. Robert Smith and others on the Yellowstone plume was titled “Park’s giant magma plume eating up mountains”. Yikes! Well, the actual study published recently in…

MVP #18: Antelope Hill, AZ

Well, this MVP was a bit trickier than most, thanks to the fact that most scoria/cinder cones look pretty similar and some initial confusion about the photo in the first place. Anyway, lets review! The photo: It was identified by the sender as Missouri Bill Hill in Arizona. However, this doesn’t seem to be the…

Undated image of Cerro Machín in Colombia. I just picked up on this story over on the Volcanism Blog, but I want to post it here too. Machín, in Colombia, has experienced a sharp increase in seismicity at the volcano – maintaining the Yellow status for the volcano. 54 earthquakes were recorded at the volcano…

Plumes a-poppin’!

Maybe I should just apologize right here and now for that title, but dang, I liked it. Anyway, I’ve seen a lot of plume images cross my browser/inbox over the last day, so I thought I’d post a few of them. Soufriere Hills, Montserrat The renewed activity at Soufriere Hills has produced a bounty of…

Mystery Volcano Photo #18

First snow of the season here in Granville. Huzzah! And another reader-submitted photo for MVP. The last was submitted by VolcanoMan and was of the Ecuadorian volcano Chimborazo – the Bobs got yet another photo! The current standings: The Bobs – 3 Don Crain – 2 gijs – 2 Boris Behncke – 2 volcanista –…

Its already Friday! News! Print of the Temple of Jupiter at Pompeii with a steaming Vesuvius in the background. You can now wander down the streets of ancient Pompeii from the comfort of your own home or office. Google Streetview now cover the streets of the city wiped out by the 79 A.D. eruption of…

Mystery Volcano Photo #17

Thank you to all the Eruptions readers who have submitted photos for the Mystery Volcano Photo column! I’ll start using them, well, now, so keep them coming. Remember, you can’t guess on your own photo! Current Standings: Don Crain – 2 gijs – 2 The Bobs – 2 Boris Behncke – 2 volcanista – 1…

We get a new update from the Smithsonian/USGS Global Volcanism Program … Highlights (not counting Soufriere Hills or Gaua) include: The Weekly Report mentions the mystery eruption/noneruption of Karkar in PNG. Specifically, they report: The report also stated that ash had merged with a thunderstorm cloud and had become unidentifiable. Two ash plumes (11/25, 26)…

An ash plume from Soufriere Hills on Montserrat, taken from the ISS on October 11, 2009. If you ever wonder what might happen to the U.S. if a large volcanic eruption, lets say from Rainier or Long Valley or Shasta, occurred, you can look at the island of Montserrat for some of the potentials problems.…

A real Mystery Volcano Photo …

So I was browsing around for a new MVP and I stumbled across the following image: It is a stunning image, capturing this stratocone filling in what might be an old caldera. The problem is, well, I have no idea what volcano this is and the page I found it on (some random wallpaper site)…