Eruptions

Archives for May, 2010

Large eruption at Bezymianny

Undated image of Bezymianny in Kamchatka. Eruptions reader M. Randolph Kruger just let us in on a significant eruption at Bezymianny in Kamchatka. The AVO/KVERT alert for the volcano suggests a fairly significant explosive eruption that might cause some snarls in the international air travel over the Kamchatka Peninsula. The KVERT statement: A strong explosive…

This week is the Cities on Volcanoes conference – now in its sixth iteration. This year the conference is in Tenerife in the Canary Islands and while I wish I could be there, I’m not. However, we can all live vicariously through Dr. David Calvo, who will be sending daily updates from the meeting. He’s…

Quick news on Memorial Day (in the US at least): Ash soaked by rain from Tropical Storm Agatha on the roofs of homes in Guatemala after the late May eruption of Pacaya. Sixteen scientists were evacuated from islands in the northern Marianas due to the eruption of the unnamed submarine volcano south of Sarigan Island.…

Sarigan Island in the northern Mariana Islands. An undersea eruption appears to be underway south of the island. Thanks to the watchful eye of Eruptions readers, we had an inkling of this eruption the other day, but now we have confirmation that an undersea eruption is underway in the northern Mariana Islands. The exact volcano…

Hope no one minds my shameless plug here, but I get a lot of questions about books to read if you’re interested in learning about volcanoes. There are an awful lot of good books out there and we can add one more to that list: Volcanoes: Global Perspectives” by Jack Lockwood and Rick Hazlett. I’ve…

Dark ash covers an American Airline 737 on the tarmac at the airport in Guatemala City. Two volcanoes are making headlines right now (and neither is in Iceland). As I mentioned yesterday, Pacaya in Guatemala erupted (video) causing widespread disruption of life in the nearby Guatemala City and costing two people their lives (including a…

This week has been destroyed by workshops and my last death throes with a paper I am submitting on my research in New Zealand. And to think, I thought it might settle down a little after the students left. To news! Ash fall on a taxi cab near Guatemala’s Pacaya. Pacaya in Guatemala erupted yesterday…

Brief news! Lava flows reaching the sea at Kilauea in Hawai`i. Image from November 2009, courtesy of HVO/USGS. The Alert Status at Cleveland in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands was raised to Yellow (Advisory) by the Alaska Volcano Observatory after new signs of activity emerged. The latest report from AVO on the volcano says a thermal…

For all of you going into withdrawal now that Eyjafjallajökull seems to have quieted down, there are two eruptions of note that aren’t in the North Atlantic: Undated image of the Barujari cone at Mt. Rinjani in Indonesia. Arenal in Costa Rica – which is almost always sputtering away – had a more significant explosive…

The small steam plume from Eyjafjallajökull on May 23, 2010, where explosive eruptive activity has ceased for now. The big news over the weekend, at least volcanically, was that Eyjafjallajökull seems to have entered a period of relative quiet. The eruption has died down dramatically, with the last ash explosion occurring two days ago. Since…