Eruptions

Archives for March, 2010

A shot from the Hekla webcam showing the glow from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull that started March 20, 2010. Quick note, but for those of you who have been following the seismicity at Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland, there is news from Iceland that an eruption has started. I will post more details as I can find…

Vote for the next Volcano Profile

Cast your ballot for the next Volcano Profile! Which volcano should be the next Volcano Profile?opinion

Mystery Volcano Photo #19

It has been a while since I’ve posted a Mystery Volcano Photo, but here is a new one. Just a refresher on the current standings: The Bobs – 3 Don Crain – 3 gijs – 2 Boris Behncke – 2 volcanista – 1 Lockwood – 1 Elizabeth – 1 Ralph – 1 Anne – 1…

Volcano Profile: Erta Ale

The latest in my Volcano Profiles series, this one on Erta Ale in Ethiopia. The summit crater at Erta Ale in 1994 Location: The Afar region of Ethiopia. Height: 613 m / 2,011 feet Tectonic setting: Erta Ale (meaning “smoking mountain”) is part of the East African Rift, where the African Continent is tearing apart…

Spring Break Open Thread

Big volcano news while I’m away in Death Valley? Post it here – or just discuss all the volcanic bits that you run across … Moonrise over Ubehebe Crater, California.

Leaving for Death Valley tomorrow – I’ll be sure to take some pictures of Ubehebe Crater and the volcano at the Mirage. This will likely be the last new post until about a week from now, but look for the Erta’Ale Volcano Profile, maybe a new Mystery Volcano Photo and I’ll leave a thread open…

Did I mention its a busy week? The lava lake at Erta’Ale in 2008. Image courtesy of Stromboli Online. Our Icelandic saga continues, with more earthquakes and more speculation/information on the parts of Eruptions readers. Keep up the discussion – I’ll be fascinated to see who turns out to get closest to what actually happens,…

Cleaning up some news … busy week leading up to a field trip I am helping co-lead to Death Valley next week. Ubehebe Crater in Death Valley, California First off, I want to say how amazed I am at the great discussion that went on all weekend about the signs of potential activity in Iceland.…

Mt. Baker in the northern Cascades of Washington. One of the best websites dedicated to any volcano is the Mt. Baker Volcano Research Center – hosted by Western Washington University. I’ve talked about it before, but David Tucker and his associates have put together an excellent resource on this (at least in my opinion) woefully…

As many Eruptions readers read, the headlines produced by MSNBC for their coverage of the recent Chilean earthquake raised my ire. To me, it represented the sensationalism of the events – but as with all things media-related, there is a lot of opinions on the matter. We were lucky to have Alan Boyle, science editor…