Eruptions

Archives for February, 2010

Two impressive eruptions going on right now: Soufriere Hills erupting on February 11, 2010. Image courtesy of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory. Soufriere Hills just keeps on raising the bar during its new eruptive period. The volcano on Montserrat in the West Indies produced a 15 km / ~45 000 foot ash plume as the summit…

The Great Earthquake Swarm at Yellowstone that ushered in 2010 seems to be dying down, at least according to the USGS earthquake reports and analysis of the seismicity by the University of Utah and YVO. The daily updates on the earthquake swarms by Utah has ended. Looking at the earthquake over the last 7 days…

Sally Sennert from the Smithsonian Institution sent me an email to say that this week’s USGS/Smithsonian Institute Weekly Volcanic Report will be delayed due to the inclement weather in the Washington DC area. She can’t connect with the server, so the report can’t be updated on the Smithsonian website … so here it is! Look…

News for the snowy (well, here) midweek: Lava flows from Kilauea surround an old structure at Royal Gardens in Hawai`i. A hearty thanks to all the Eruptions readers who offered advice on where to find a couple of great volcano videos I’ve been trying to track down. I think I’ve found copies I can get…

A pyroclastic flow from the February 5 vulcanian eruption of Soufriere Hills. Image courtesy of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO). UPDATE: See some amazing images of the recent eruptive activity over on Stromboli Online. {Hat tip to the Volcanism Blog via Eruptions reader CK.} One event that didn’t eat much coverage over the weekend, at…

Help me find a video!

This is a request more related to my teaching, but I thought I’d ask here. I’m trying to find copies of the UNESCO videos “Understanding Volcanic Hazards” and “Reducing Volcanic Risk”. They were made by the Kraffts to help educate people on volcanic hazards, especially in developing countries. I’ve seen them both and they are…

We’ve been discussing calderas recently on Eruptions (I wonder why) and the Laacher See in Germany came up. I’ve actually been to the Laacher See on a field trip lead by one of the world’s experts on the caldera, Dr. Gerhard Worner. So, I thought I’d post some pictures and talk a little about this…

Shiveluch in Kamchatka in an undated photo. Just a quick note, but I got this email overnight regarding the status of KVERT, the Kamchatka-Kuril Island volcano monitoring body in Russia. Scientists of KVERT Project return to the full KVERT operations (the information ensuring of air services for the results of daily analysis and evaluation of…

News! Pakistan is home to the world’s tallest mud volcano in the region of Balochistan – and its somewhat near the reports of an “eruption” earlier this week. Guess what? Since Wednesday evening, seismicity at Yellowstone has dropped precipitously. The last batch of earthquakes on February 3rd were also back to deeper levels – 8-9…

“Eruption” in Azerbijian

A 2010 mud flow from Lok-Batan, a mud volcano in Azerbijian. So, first there was all the Yellowstone talk. Then the unsubstantiated reports of a volcanic eruption in a decidedly unvolcanic part of Pakistan (what part isn’t), then submarine volcanism off Japan. Now, we have a nrews report about an eruption in Azerbijian. Luckily, although…