Eruptions

July Break Open Thread

New eruption? New volcano research announced? New media attention put on all things volcanic? Post it here and feel free to discuss …

I’ll be back July 20.

Comments

  1. #1 Renato I Silveira
    July 12, 2010

    Is this Mt. Garath, Vanuatu?

  2. #2 Carl
    July 12, 2010

    I think it is the ever interesting Anak Krakatoa if I am not mistaken. But it is sometime since I sailed past, but I think I had a beer a few metres to the left of where the photo is taken.

  3. #3 Henrik, Swe
    July 12, 2010

    It is indeed Krakatau and THE most beautiful photograph of an active volcano ever taken imo. For some more stunning photos by Marco Fuller, please look at this article:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1203028/Will-Krakatoa-rock-world-Last-time-killed-thousands-changed-weather-years-deadlier.html

  4. #4 Adrian,Dorset, UK
    July 12, 2010

    Good morning all,
    Yes, Anak Krakatoa.It is my favourite photograph of all Volcanoes.
    P.S,Carl,i’m actually jealous.

  5. #5 Carl
    July 12, 2010

    @Adrian:
    But sadly it was not erupting when I passed by. I seem to miss every vulcanic eruption possible. I missed Soufriére Hills with a couple of weeks.
    But when I passed outside of Krakatao the ocean was filled with this strange floating sand. First I thought it was organic stuff, but the sample I took wasn’t after all. Strange with ultralite brownish sand.

  6. #6 Adrian,Dorset, UK
    July 12, 2010

    @#5,Hi Carl,
    Very interesting about the “floating sand”. I have a few ideas about what it was/is but would have to see it to know for sure.
    Well,even though Anak was’nt erupting,she is still a strikingly beautiful Volcano.Bad luck btw.

  7. #7 Renato I Silveira
    July 12, 2010

    #6 @Adrian Don’t forget Anak is a very active volcano and we had a 5.2 EQ couple of days ago, so maybe we should expect some action there.
    As for Tuya, Erik couldn’t be more opportune:Herðubreið!

  8. #8 Adrian,Dorset, UK
    July 12, 2010

    @#7 Hi Renato,
    No doubt about that,she is a very active volcano.
    As for The Eruptions Word of the Day,i’m sure that Erik does
    most things for a reason…

  9. #9 Adrian,Dorset, UK
    July 12, 2010

    If I am not very much mistaken,Eyja is producing a rather large darker plume.Only trouble is that it is horizontal.Heading roughly Nne.Showing now on the Mulakot Channel.

  10. #10 d9tRotterdam
    July 12, 2010

    Eyjafjallajökull volcano 12 July 2010 Múlakot webcam timelapse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXs1Z4K03-A

  11. #11 birdseyeUSA
    July 12, 2010

    @raving 142 old thread – I’ll add that to my list – I’m strictly a non-science (geology 101 level) amateur w/o other useful technical background other than osmosis from family members, so this is all new to me. I slog on!
    A couple of Eyja-related news items.
    http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2010/07/11/iceland-volcano-having-ramifications-for-south-iceland-tourism/www.icenews.is/index.php/2010/07/12/eyjafjallajokull-volcano-and-aviation-conference-in-iceland-has-been-announced/

  12. #12 Scott J
    July 12, 2010

    There’ve been quite a large number of small earthquakes rumbling to the northwest of Katla over the last couple of days…. Maybe just more settling from the inflation?

    http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/myrdalsjokull/#view=map

  13. #13 Dalton-Smith
    July 12, 2010

    Remember that Anak is in a very active bend of a fault zone, and that 5.0 earthquakes are somewhat common in that area. If you start seeing swarms then I’ll say, maybe something is happening. But it is activity as norm. I was at Krakatoa the week after Marco, and there was regular activity, with some good eruptions. By the time I left around Aug 6 2009, it was down from 1-3 eruptions every 30 minutes to 1 every 3 or 4 hours. Tom Pheiffer went the week later. He hand Gorge Santos got some great shots. Check the link.

    Note on Katla, I’ve been watching the earthquakes and they all seem to be around Katla these days.

  14. #14 Adrian,Dorset, UK
    July 12, 2010

    d9tRotterdam,perfect timing for a great video.My main observation is there is another plume to the east,left on the camera shot,towards Godabunga.As Marty Mcfly would say”What the hell is that !!”.

  15. #15 mm
    July 12, 2010

    I thought I saw what looks like a second steam plume last night on the Mulakot cam. To the far left. I figured it must just be a cloud but looking at it now in time lapse it really does look suspicious to my novice eye. Any thoughts?

  16. #16 Adrian,Dorset, UK
    July 12, 2010

    Thoughts needed on this Folks !!

  17. #17 Passerby
    July 12, 2010

    @15: I also studied this effect late last night (nearly 11pm my time).

    Look at the angle of incident light and relative stability of the plume stack, over the last 1/3 of the video. I think you’re seeing a optical illusion from the rotating winds, low angle light and local vapor condensation and convection.

  18. #18 bruce stout
    July 12, 2010

    Good lord, Adrian, you are quite right. It’s very hard to make out where it’s coming from though. Either the bottom of the Gigajökull glacier (unlikely as this would have been seen by now on the other webcams) or, more likely from Fimmvorduhalsi. Has anyone in Iceland checked this out lately?

  19. #19 bruce stout
    July 12, 2010

    @ Passerby, in the last third that would be a possible explanation but look at around 1 min into the video (and shortly before) where the light is not playing any tricks. It is unmistakeable.

  20. #20 Adrian,Dorset, UK
    July 12, 2010

    Bruce,thank you ! You’ve made me a very happy man !
    I was racking my brains as to the location and completely forgot about Fimmvorduhalsi !
    Damn sure you’re right !

  21. #21 Scott J
    July 12, 2010

    There is a report in ruv.is stating that the water level in the glacial lake has dropped, so maybe this is steam from that outflow?

    Mangled Google translate below:

    Water flows from Gígjökli

    Gígjökull the left of the picture (Photo: Baldur Sveinsson)
    Surface water in Gígjökli, which lies north of Eyjafjallajökull, has fallen.
    Ármann Höskuldsson, volcano expert at the University of Iceland, said the researchers were studies in the past few days have noticed that vatnsyfirborðið had fallen. This suggests that water leaked through gígvegginn or find another way out from the crater through lava. The water in the crater is very hot.

  22. #22 bruce stout
    July 12, 2010

    Thing now is to locate it exactly and work out what’s happening. Certainly there’s enough hot rock there to power it but where is the water coming from? Or has there been a slide of (still) molten magma into a river? Or what?

  23. #23 bruce stout
    July 12, 2010

    That would also explain it Scott. Has anyone seen anything on the other cams corroborating it?

  24. #24 Passerby
    July 12, 2010

    Use Kultsi’s mapping source to roughly identify the location of Malakot and the direction of view – that should help.

  25. #25 Renato I Silveira
    July 12, 2010

    @d9tRotterdam Thanks once more. These videos show exactly the visual evidence we need to keep up with E’s activity.

  26. #26 Adrian,Dorset, UK
    July 12, 2010

    Using rough triangulation the position does look like Fimmvorduhalsi.Wheres the IMO;anyone on the spot..

  27. #27 Passerby
    July 12, 2010

    Mulakot airfield coordinates
    63°42’53″N 19°52’57″W
    http://en.ja.is
    You can use the GPS coord toggle to locate the exact spot.

  28. #28 Phinneus
    July 12, 2010

    Sometimes the simple answer is the easiest…don’t make it harder than it is. I believe this is a sunset just descending over the peak, illuminating it.
    Were it an eruption with that magnitude of brightness, where is the plume of ash and other volcanic expectorants???
    Sunset…I could be wrong, but that seldom is the case!

  29. #29 La Kat
    July 12, 2010

    @ Carl no. 5

    Was it this sort of thing, that you saw in the sea near Anak Krakatoa? (Floating pumice islands.)

    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/new-pacific-island.shtml

  30. #30 gina ct
    July 12, 2010

    sunset in Iceland this time of year should be towards the west north west but that is a memory from the late 1970′s would be nice to get confirmation from a native

  31. #31 renee
    July 12, 2010

    Alot of interesting things happen in the EJ and Katla area…one opinion I’d really like is from Jon Frimann nothing looks bad but is picking up. Still he always seems to be right on about these things.

  32. #32 Henrik, Swe
    July 12, 2010

    A syou point out, there definitely is a second plume on the far left of the video. If there really was one is another matter. As the second plume seemed to mimic the main one and the sun was more or less shining into the lens, I’d say it’s no more than a reflection within the camera lens. I’m sure that if there really had been one, it would have some kind of splash in the media. Interesting all the same!
    (Thank you Rotterdam for your time lapse videos!).

  33. #33 Adrian,Dorset, UK
    July 12, 2010

    The trouble here is that all the evidence of a second plume is on d9tRotterdam’s time-lapse film taken from the Mulakot Cam.
    There is always a possibility that by the time the weather clears there,the second plume may have ceased.We have seen on many occasions where Eyjafjallajökull’s activity has ceased completely,whether it be steam or ash.
    The Mulakot cam site at the moment is down probably because of the number of people who have jumped on there to look.
    It is not Katla erupting;we would have heard of any jökulhlaups.There have’nt been any.
    All the evidence points to a reawakening of Fimmvorduhalsi.
    I totally agree with Bruce Stout when he said on his post # 22 “Thing now is to locate it exactly and work out what’s happening”.
    There is another possibility that another fissure has opened somewhere near to Godabunga.
    Until we get concrete evidence to prove that it happened/is happening then we are in a state of limbo.

  34. #34 mabus
    July 12, 2010

    I was up at Fimmvorduhals on 30 June and saw nothing out of the ordinary activity-wise, and no steam plume.

  35. #35 mm
    July 12, 2010

    When I saw the “plume” yesterday it was clearly visible on here as well:

    http://www.simnet.is/jonfr500/earthquake/vefmyndeyjafjalen.html

    next to the plume from E, smaller at first then nearly as large. It was behind the larger house and visible for several hours. I am sure it was not a reflection in the lens but it may still have been a normal cloud formation masquerading as a steam plume. Too bad I didn’t take a screen shot.

  36. #36 Renato I Silveira
    July 12, 2010

    Hi folks!
    Just taking a break from my work and passing by to watch.
    I’m totally with Adrian, Dorset UK in this.
    I wouldn’t call it an eruption, but there’s indeed a geyser-like plume to the east (which could be Fimmvorduhals).
    We’ve been seeing that for days, but always called it a “fog”. As d9Rotterdam’s video shows, it isn’t.
    But I also think that, if it were to be a new fissure, we should know it by now.
    Múlakot cam is working for me, just don’t know what is that queue of cars, trucks or aircrafts lining up to the right of the cam. Can anyone explain?
    http://www.simnet.is/jonfr500/earthquake/vefmyndeyjafjalmulaen.html

  37. #37 mm
    July 12, 2010

    I can’t remember exactly but I think it was just to the left of the house behind the first small elevation. Maybe that helps locate it. I guess if was anything significant we will hear about it.

  38. #38 mabus
    July 12, 2010

    If you are talking about the items in the distance at the base of the scarp, I think they are white plastic wrapped hay bales. There is an airstrip at Mulakot, but there weren’t a lot of stationary planes there when I was there recently.

  39. #39 Carl
    July 12, 2010

    @La Kat:
    Yepp, that was it. But mine was much more finegrain, no pebbles and stones in mine.
    I found it floating on bleak water passing Rakata (Largest Island of the Krakatoa remnants on my way from Panaitan to Sunda Strait in 2005. What I don’t get is where it came from.

    @The Katla Explosive Crowd:
    As I wrote yesterday, I think that a crack has opened up under the Eyja-lade so that the water comes into semi-explosive contact with hot remnants from the eruption. The steam thusly produced are then pushed out a little bit of everywhere around the mountain. And the same thing is probably happening around Fimmvörduhals.
    And believe me, if there was any new activity around E, Fimmvörduhals or a new Godabunga-fissure, then the world would be full of the news. One tourist or another would have found it by now. Godabunga would be a sensation, much more then new activity at E or F, since it would take some real heavy quaking first to open that crypto-dome up. Think hundreds of deep quakes per day between 1 and 3M for a week or so. Not puny shallow 0′s to weak 1′s…

  40. #40 Birger Johansson
    July 12, 2010

    If it is steam from hot rocks meeting meltwater, will there be enough particles mixed in to distinguish it from normal clouds when viewed at the right frequency?
    I was thinking anything from optical to far infrared.
    And what about carbon dioxide released prior to a bona fide eruption…would it have a “signature” that could be picked up by remote sensing?
    I do not know anything about vulcanology, I just think it would be nice to spot reliable signs of activity from a distance.

  41. #41 Carl
    July 12, 2010

    @Renato:
    That is cow-eggs, or as some seem to call them “cow-muffins”. You know it is so cold up here that our cows hibernate in those during the winter;)
    Eh… not really, those are hay-bales, or cow-eggs.

  42. #42 Renato Rio
    July 12, 2010

    @mabus #38 Hay bales. I would never have thought, since we don’t get those down here at the tropics. Thanks for the explanation. I was already wondering if they were crowding up to watch the “plumes”.
    @Carl #39 I couldn’t put it any better. Thanks.

  43. #43 Renato Rio
    July 12, 2010

    @Carl #41 Cow-eggs?! It’s getting ever better. Cow-eggs!!????

  44. #44 Adrian,Dorset, UK
    July 12, 2010

    @#36 Hi Renato,
    Thanks.A “geyser like plume to the east” sums up perfectly what is on the time lapse video.I should have said that myself some time ago..
    Case rests m’lord.I stand by my opinion.

  45. #45 Renato Rio
    July 12, 2010

    Poor cows! They were so used to the peaceful Icelandic environment, that after the opening of the new fissures they’ve started laying eggs. :)
    Sorry, never heard of cow-eggs and cow muffins. Sounds very funny to me.

  46. #46 Diane N CA
    July 12, 2010

    Right now on the Thoro cam, there is some steam almost at the top on the right third of the glacier. There is some steam (or looks like steam) coming from the crater and there is also some steam coming from the very top of the ridge right next to the right-hand point. This might be a result of the second plume sightings. Just a guess. Then there could be a second steam vent up there, though I don’t think so.

    As I am writing this, the steam area at the top of the glacier is more pronounced. The plume from Ejaf is not easy to see because of clouds now.

    That is what I am seeing at the moment. Any comments?

  47. #47 Carl
    July 12, 2010

    @Renato do Brazil

    Yepp, we have a way with words in the frozen north:)

    The silly thing is that they started to make the white plastic in patterns when the word “cow-eggs” got into usage. Now we have white/black cowhide-coloured cow-eggs and military camoflage.
    Not to forget the pink ones… There is something rather obscene with large heavilly pinked up cow-eggs in the middle of a green field.

  48. #48 stigger
    July 12, 2010

    @46 Diane: I think I can see that too; 2 steam plumes, (as you look at it) left is higher and more steam and right is lower and less steam

  49. #49 Raving
    July 12, 2010

    Here are some screen grabs of Mila Hvolsvellur that might help

    July 12 1 am EST
    i31.tinypic.com/o5um8l.jpg
    i29.tinypic.com/nyci09.jpg

    July 12 2:30 am EST
    i32.tinypic.com/aw6h6w.jpg
    i29.tinypic.com/whd36o.jpg

  50. #50 Diane N CA
    July 12, 2010

    What has happened to this site?!! All at once there is a bunch of garbage on it and no pictures. What is going on?

  51. #51 Carl
    July 12, 2010

    For those hoping for a Godarbunga crypto-dome eruption, take a look at the swarms at Herðubreiðartögl. Around 50 per day when the going is good. Neilsharp and ontop of each other is a good sign (not like the spread ones at G), depth is good to (not shallow as at G), but a bit few really deap ones.

    So if something like this was happening at Godarbunga instead of Herðubreiðartögl (of course twice as much, and at least double the average Oompf of every quake), then I would go Bananas in the Britches over Godarbunga to. (Thanks Kultsi for the Britches…. I have been britching a lot today.)

    Nope, I would think it is likelier for Herðubreiðartögl to go off than Godarbunga. Even the word Herðubreiðartögl makes my britches dance the Fandango.

  52. #52 Rialto Rio
    July 12, 2010

    OMG.
    It’s happening the same to me.
    I thought it was because of my loud laughing on pink cow-eggs.

  53. #53 Brian D
    July 12, 2010

    I looked at that video, and it looks like warm updraft forming clouds. Mountain terrain causes that all the time. Wind direction was just right for that one.

  54. #54 Diane N CA
    July 12, 2010

    Renato, I went out of it and got back, but the main page has changed and this one is back to what it was, but I sure don’t like switches like that all at once. Makes me think of viruses.

  55. #55 Carl
    July 12, 2010

    @Diane:
    Eh..? Okay, I will take a shower. No need for the hard words. And I promise to return the picture in the morning when I am done with them.

  56. #56 Rialto Rio
    July 12, 2010

    Back to normal. I think it happened after @Raving’s post. ;)
    Hello Diane, did you read my comment on Spencer Tracy’s volcano movie on a former thread?

  57. #57 bruce stout
    July 12, 2010

    cow eggs!! wonderful.

    I agree with Carl, I don’t think a new fissure has opened for we would have heard about that by now. The existing lava field or crater lake is also a far more obvious explanation for a steam cloud so I’d go with that as my first bet. Lining up the coordinates (thanks Passerby) the second steam cloud is just behind the northern shoulder of Eyjafjallajökull which would suggest it’s coming from one of the valleys below Fimmvorduhalsi or, if from Gigjökull, somewhere near Helen’s arch (which we certainly would have seen on the other cams surely).

    Couple of points:
    In rotterdam’s timelapse, the steam cloud is pretty constant but does disappear around 1:45 m into the video. There are a couple of small condensation clouds appearing at the cloud base indicating convection of warm air laden with water vapor coming from the source.

    I am pretty confident it is not a trick of the light or sun on the camera. The cloud patterns do not mirror each other and they are there at different times of the day when the sun’s angle is different. Also the incidence of the sun is not into the camera when the cloud is most easily visible but away from it.

    Neverthless, this thing looks pretty ephemeral, might just have been a one-day wonder, again suggesting to me that maybe there has been a rock avalance of hot rock into one of the valleys below Fimmvorduhalsi.

    Lastly, as Scott pointed out, this could equally be the result of draining of the hot crater lake through some tunnel down the slopes/glacial cap of Eyja itself, perhaps in a direction none of us expected.

  58. #58 Renato Rio
    July 12, 2010

    #49 Thank you @Raving. That’s what we’ve been seeing for weeks and I don’t believe that is just weather related, though I may be wrong.

  59. #59 Ed Murphy
    July 12, 2010

    Is anyone around here of the belief that volcanoes and their gasses/particulate control our climate, cool us down and keep us from being roasted by the Sun? That there’s a link to eruptions and solar minimums?

    Over at http://wattsupwiththat.com/ I could sure use your input. Thanks

  60. #60 Renato Rio
    July 12, 2010

    #57 @bruce stout: fair explanation. I think there’s much relation with water draining from the crater. that explains why it has been happening since last Friday’s big hiccup.

  61. #61 bruce stout
    July 12, 2010

    @Brian, I’m pretty confident it’s not orographic condensation. This looks to me like a localised steady plume over a point source. Watch the video again, particularly from 1:06 through to 1.50. What makes me more confident is that there is a similar plume later in the day at the same location even though the wind has changed in the meantime.

  62. #62 Diane N CA
    July 12, 2010

    Carl, #55, huh?

    Renato, #56, yes I read it and I will have to see that one. I have watched some pretty bad movies (The Scorpion, Attack of the 50′ Woman, etc.) when I was a kid and sick at home. LOL All B or C movies and some of them were just off the wall.

    Catch y’all later. Went prospecting, got to the gas station and the car conked out just about a block from the tow truck and the garage. Yippee. Glad it didn’t happen in the hydrolic pit we were digging in. Now I am tired and going to take a nap with DH. It is hot here. 90 in the shade and for here, that is hot. For Phenix, that is cool and balmy. :-)

  63. #63 Adrian,Dorset, UK
    July 12, 2010

    @#50 Hi Diane,
    I had the same problem and decided to re-boot my system.
    Came back to this site and was reading through the posts i’d missed.When i read through your post #50,I thought you meant what was being posted by certain people when you referred to there being a lot of garbage on it LOL.Meow.
    @Rialto Rio,hehe,
    Thanks for the Mulakot Link,works perfectly.I saw something on there a couple of minutes ago but I won’t say anything….
    @Carl,
    Umm Cow-Eggs eh ? Fancy a E-Bet ??
    @#49,Hi Raving,
    Only the last shoti29.tinypic.com/whd36o.jpg shows the edge of the “Mystery Plume”.
    @Bruce Stout.Thank You !
    I must admit that after the flac fron a lot of people on here,I was beginning to think that it may have been….Swamp Gas,Hallucinations caused by Methane Gas,A Weather Balloon,Venus or just another “Conspiracy Theory” from the Men In Black !

  64. #64 thor
    July 12, 2010

    hmmm, is it only me?
    or are there two steamplumes on Eyjafjäll??

    looking at hvols cam, and it seems lile there are two plumes,. anyways..

    whats shaking under the ground near vatnajøkull?? seems there are some action down there lately..
    and what causes the quakes under eyjafjäll, is it only mountain settling or is it magmatic movement that is not pushing upwards but going somwhere else??

  65. #65 stigger
    July 12, 2010

    @64; thought it was just me! I posted that earlier in #48

  66. #66 thor
    July 12, 2010

    The plume looks awesome, and it goes taller than I have seen it for a loong long time,. wow,. anyone else seeing this,?

  67. #67 thor
    July 12, 2010

    stigger..

    then we are two that sees the same,.. anyways , the plume looks fantastic tonight. I wonder what triggers it to be so impressive..
    must be enourmous pressure building up to create such a wide and tall plume,. btw it reaches high over those pesky clouds that comes rolling in,. grr

  68. #68 Reynir, NK, .is
    July 12, 2010

    Only research here involves detemining how much assistance a lawnmower needs to deal with damage caused by a contractor driving a hydraulic lifter across a waterlogged lawn. The answer: A great bloody big lot.

  69. #69 thor
    July 12, 2010

    heheh Reynir..

    lawnmowers are not submersible you know,. heheh

  70. #70 Renato I Silveira
    July 12, 2010

    #64 #65 @stigger and @thor I suggest you guys take a close look on what has been said early on this thread. You are not alone!

  71. #71 stigger
    July 12, 2010

    @67: glad you can see it too and yes, it does look fantastic (when there are no pesky clouds)

  72. #72 Reynir, NK, .is
    July 12, 2010

    The damage happened just after great rains last year. Today was sunny and dry. The council just can’t care any less that it does.

  73. #73 Brian D
    July 12, 2010

    Bruce, I’ve looked at it and other videos from the same camera even at earlier dates, and this area is prone to making cloud features like this or very similar. Obviously different weather now than back then, but until there is some concrete evidence to the contrary, it’s just weather to me.

  74. #74 Passerby
    July 12, 2010

    Mulakot webcam site is gone. ’404′

  75. #75 birdseyeUSA
    July 12, 2010

    For what it’s worth, I’m with BrianD, – altho’ the larger steam plume activity and the notice of less water in the crater lake makes a subsurface leak somewhere a possibility, which might create diffuse steam ‘clouds’ (rather than a plume) here and there depending on where it went or emerged. We’ll see. The Mula cam this morning showed the glacier visible on it to be a lot whiter than I had remembered from a few days ago – too bad I didn’t screen save it.

  76. #76 Adrian,Dorset, UK
    July 12, 2010
  77. #77 Adrian,Dorset, UK
    July 12, 2010

    Sorry,I should have added that that link is refreshable.

  78. #78 Passerby
    July 12, 2010

    Thanks! I normally use the main site with all 5 cameras on a split-screen for weather conditions reference.

    Mulakot goes down very infrequently. I saw something odd just before losing main website access: what looked to be an upside down torpedo at the top of the image. Maintenance?

  79. #79 Diane N CA
    July 12, 2010

    Since we earlier talked about “cow eggs,” how about “cow fans?”

    I was on a tour to the canyon lands in the SW US and our tour guide told us this story: He was doing a tour in the mid-west and there was a lady from NYC on the trip. She saw the wind mills out in the fields and asked the guide what they were. He thought she must be kidding so he told here they were “cow fans.” He showed her some of the cows that were lying down near the wind mills and how content they seemed to be. She took it hook, line, and sinker! He didn’t have the heart to tell her otherwise. So now we have “cow fans.” LOL

  80. #80 Henrik, Swe
    July 13, 2010

    Cow Fans, what a sweet little story, Diane! Liked the Cow’s Eggs idea too, whoever came up with it first.

    Carl and Carl! Since we seem to have two Carls, one with an eye for fair Icelandic vulcanologists, the other an American(?) expert in SOSUS, could you please sign as Carl, Swe and Carl, US respectively? Guessing from context which one of you is posting isn’t always straightforward… Thx!

  81. #81 Carl, Sweden & World (International)
    July 13, 2010

    @Henrik:

    To confuse you even more…
    I am my own sockpuppet under the same name.
    I am a swede who lives in northern Sweden (when not living on my boat somewhere) and who has europe and US as a working place. 2 of the companies I sit in the board of are on the american tectonic plate. One in Canada and the other in the US.
    I try my hand at being retired at the age of 38, without any great success.
    And I am bad at volcanoes in every way possible, I am physicist dabling around on my spare time and for fun.

    Hope that cleared that one up. And no, I am not the suckpoppet for Passerby before anybode get any other ideas.

    Carl, Intl

  82. #82 Henrik, Swe
    July 13, 2010

    Carl, Intl – love it! But you cannot be the one and same as the other Carl, who was involved with Boomer surveillance during the Cold War?

  83. #83 GT McCoy
    July 13, 2010

    Re: “Cow Eggs” and “Cow Fans.” Back in my long ago youth my
    Cowboy Pop and my cousins from the upper Midwest were visiting
    NE Oregon. We were going to Boise ID. this was just during the
    construction of I-84. While we were waiting in the car, for
    a Construction zone to open,my cousin Marie noticed these curious terraces in the hillsides, trails if you will- she asked my Pop who gladly repiled: “Those are from sidehill
    gougers-a local breed of cattle.” “There are Right hand
    gougers and left hand gougers.” Incredulous, Marie’s sister,Judy said:”But what about those!” There were some
    very ordinary Herefords grazing placidly on the road side,
    Pop, never missing stride, said well those are the result of artificial insemination of the two breeds of Gouger,
    longer legs are the most common.” “The ones with shorter legs have to be herded by Dachshunds,just to be fair.”
    Somehow they didn’t quite buy that…
    He then told about the Jackalope…

  84. #84 Carl, Intl
    July 13, 2010

    Depends on how far back you are talking. But I am definitly the one who worked at the company who delivered some upgrade-tec for the SOSUS-line familiarily known as GIUK. To be precise I was guilty for parts of the ADS for the IUSS at the ripe old age of 25.

    Ah, the joys of the days when one was a young gun at the diffractional pattern analyzis scene, when there where groupies hanging around when one…
    Ehm… Let’s just say that I was a Nerd that struck lucky through some nifty fourier-transform analytical algorithms;)

  85. #85 Gordon
    July 14, 2010

    I came across this offering the other day…

    http://www.mapsofworld.com/iceland/iceland-river-map.html

    and offer it as the most useless map I’ve ever seen. Can anybody beat this?

    I’ve already posted this on Word of the Day, but it’ll probably be more at home here amongst the cow eggs and gougers? Incidentally, the story of the gougers remind me of the reality of the Scottish Haggis, evolved with one leg longer than the other for just the same reason…

  86. #86 Gordon
    July 14, 2010

    I came across this offering the other day…

    http://www.mapsofworld.com/iceland/iceland-river-map.html

    and offer it as the most useless map I’ve ever seen. Can anybody beat this?

    I’ve already posted this on Word of the Day, but it’ll probably be more at home here amongst the cow eggs and gougers? Incidentally, the story of the gougers remind me of the reality of the Scottish Haggis, evolved with one leg longer than the other for just the same reason…

  87. #87 Renato Rio
    July 14, 2010

    Hi everyone. Looks like waters are rising in Markarflót. Saw some foaming and whirling along the rivulets down Gigjökul.

  88. #88 Matic
    July 14, 2010

    Hi everyone, I’ve been away for some time. Is anything new in Iceland, with Katla or any other volcano?

    Thanks

  89. #89 Raving 'Belly Dance' enthusiast
    July 14, 2010

    @Gordon

    The volcanoes in Iceland are responsible for nearly a third of the whole world’s total lava output.

    The most important volcanoes in Iceland are as follows:

    http://www.mapsofworld.com/iceland/geography/volcano.html

    I notice that Katla isn’t on the list.

    Natural Resources: Fish, Hydro power, Geothermal Power, Diatomic power

    http://www.mapsofworld.com/iceland/information-on-iceland/facts.html

    Got any idea about what ‘Diatomic power’ is?

    Apparently Iceland is famous for it’s belly dancing! Learn something new every day. :D

    http://www.mapsofworld.com/iceland/culture/dance.html

  90. #90 Kultsi, Askola, FI
    July 14, 2010

    @Raving -
    Thank you for pointing out that mapsofworld site. Clearly one to avoid.

    That ‘diatomic power’ might have something to do with dihydrogen monoxide.

  91. #91 Raving
    July 14, 2010

    @Kultsi -

    Yes I appreciate your desire to give the site a ‘no go’ flag. Under the heading of … Iceland > Culture > Language … Suomi isn’t mentioned.

    For more information on Icelandic language log onto the following sections:

    * Culture Icelandic
    * Culture English
    * Culture Faroese
    * Culture Norwegian
    * Culture Danish
    * Culture Swedish

    http://www.mapsofworld.com/iceland/culture/language.html

    A mighty wind blows and something might have changed ~ a -ΔTemp, a ΔTilt of magnetized structures perhaps (flaky weather-beaten instrumentation probably due to a teenie weenie .com/23dweqz) Have to wonder if the music has stopped playing and the pressure begins.

    You wouldn’t happen to speak Faroese Kultsi?

  92. #92 Raving dyslexic amateur
    July 14, 2010

    Winds blow, clouds pour and the tail wags the dog. Correlation can be as meaningful as causality.

  93. #93 Kultsi, Askola, FI
    July 14, 2010

    No, I don’t speak Faroese; I might figger out something I hear or see in writing, just like with Icelandic. Just as well, I might not.

    It’s no wonder Finnish is not among the languages in Iceland, as
    a) there are few Finns there,
    b) they all speak English and/or Swedish in addition to Finnish and
    c) it’s easier for the Finns to learn Icelandic than the other way round – Finnish is not related to any language the Icelanders may know normally.

    That mapsofworld.com site has Finnish as a language option. Not a viable one: totally machine translated and bears little semblance to the actual language. The site is there just for skinning the marks, i.e. advertisers – and the ads cover the text.

  94. #94 Renato Rio
    July 14, 2010

    @Kultsi Good evening! Is it true there is some resemblance between Finnish and Hungarian? I’ve heard that the two languages are linked, somehow…

  95. #95 Passerby
    July 14, 2010

    ‘skinning the marks’ (marques)

    *tucks away new colloquial phrase*

  96. #96 mike don
    July 14, 2010

    89 Raving BDE (!)
    Don’t know about “diatomic power” but diatoms and Iceland are well linked:

    http://www.indexmundi.com/minerals/?country=is&product=diatomite&graph=production

  97. #97 Passerby
    July 14, 2010

    Diatomic => diatoms => quantum mechanics (superposition) => harness light for making power and new compounds

    Marine Algae Found to Harness Power of Quantum Mechanics
    http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-02/marine-algae-harness-power-quantum-mechanics

    Photoprotein Found in Marine Bacteria Could Improve Solar Cells

    http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/05/03/proteorhodopsin-algae-solar-cells/

    These ‘diatom’ solar cells are the front end of Craig Venter’s biosynthetic fuel process, in a clever wee collaboration with Exxon-Mobil

    But Craig-Babe, we don’t want no stinkin fuels, we want petrochemicals!
    http://www.syntheticgenomics.com/media/press/71409.html

    And we want algal proteorhodopsin roof-hood solar cells to power our cars in urban settings.

    “Look Ma, no combustion pollution!”

  98. #98 Passerby
    July 14, 2010

    Smithsonian GVP has posted their weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 7 July-13 July 2010

    New Activity/Unrest: | Soufrière Hills, Montserrat | Stromboli, Aeolian Islands (Italy)
    Ongoing Activity: | Bagana, Bougainville | Dukono, Halmahera | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaii (USA) | Kirishima, Kyushu | Kliuchevskoi, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Pacaya, Guatemala | Sakura-jima, Kyushu | Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Tungurahua, Ecuador | Ulawun, New Britain

    http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/

  99. #99 Renato Rio
    July 14, 2010

    New EQs Vatna-Mýrdalsjökull:
    Wednesday
    14.07.2010 22:55:37 63.630 -19.503 9.9 km 1.3 81.89 5.4 km SSW of Básar
    Wednesday
    14.07.2010 22:55:36 63.565 -19.428 9.4 km 1.1 90.01 5.1 km NE of Skógar
    Wednesday
    14.07.2010 22:55:32 63.657 -19.344 10.4 km 1.2 30.08 5.0 km WNW of Goðabunga

  100. #100 StarBP
    July 14, 2010

    Wednesday 14.07.2010 16:32:34 64.113 -18.221 1.1 km 2.2 63.14 4.9 km N of Laki

    Does this area experience earthquakes often?

  101. #101 Renato Rio
    July 14, 2010

    I mean Eyjafjalla-Mýrdalsjökull

  102. #102 Renato Rio
    July 14, 2010

    @StarBP I was just checking on past EQ activity in Iceland (after dec. 2009), I didn’t notice any EQs occurring exactly under Laki, but many under Vatnajökull. As long as it remains an isolated event, there’s not much to worry, I think, but I’m no expert.

  103. #103 Kultsi, Askola, FI
    July 15, 2010

    @Renato [94] -
    Finnish and Hungarian really are related: some words and the structure are similar. If I hear a Hungarian speaking but don’t hear the words, it sounds very much like Finnish – but I would not understand a thing.

    Estonian is a much closer relative to Finnish, fairly easily understood both ways – with some very funny ‘false friends’, like “pulma” is ‘problem’ in Finnish and ‘wedding’ in Estonian… well, maybe much of a difference, after all.

  104. #104 Diane N CA
    July 15, 2010

    I did not know that Hungarian and Finnish were related. My dad was Hungarian, born in the US after his parents came over. He was bilingual for quite a while, but after he came to CA, he didn’t have anyone to speak Hungarian with so he wasn’t able to speak it any more. He could understand it, though! One time he was watching the Mike Douglas show and Mike had the Gabor sisters on the show. They got mad at each other and started to speak in Hungarian. Dad told me some of it was not very nice. LOL I remember the look on Mike’s face. He was bewildered because he didn’t know what to do. It was kind of funny in a way.

    Dad used to say “edjah” (not the real spelling I am sure and the “j” sounded like a soft “g” as in the word “judge” ) at the dinner table. It means “eat” in Hungarian. If one of us would ask for something to be passed, he would tell us, “Never mind the potatoes. Eat your supper.” He was teasing, of course.

  105. #105 mike don
    July 15, 2010

    I wonder if any Eruptions readers can help solve a nagging mystery for me? I’ve started collecting volcano-related fiction. Most of it pretty dire (if they get the volcanology right, the story is cr*p and vice versa) but there’s one I read thirty-odd years ago which has eluded me. Can’t remember title or author, but I recall bits of the plot.

    Scientist is traumatised by seeing his wife fall to her death from a tourist observation platform on Kilauea into the lava lake. To recover from his fear/hatred of volcanoes, he goes to Tahiti to gaze into the extinct summit crater (I said it was pretty daft!) Later goes on a tazieff-tour of various volcanoes, ends up in a fictional Central American state where a volcano -called “The Black Tower” by the locals- is about to erupt. Has to contend both with the eruption and nasty Communist rebels in the countryside. (I suspect that the country is a thinly-disguised Nicaragua, which has a volcano called “The Black Hill” aka Cerro Negro)

    Anyone know what book I’m talking about?

  106. #106 Jane
    July 15, 2010

    @105, Mike Don, try this site. How about “Eruption”
    — Eruption
    — 1997, a.k.a. “Volcano Run”, starring F. Murray Abraham, Carlos Carrasco, Cyril O’Reilly, and Patricia Velazquez. An American photojournalist faces a revolution and erupting volcano in the South American country of San Pedro

    Long list of films goes all the way back to 1913!
    http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/LivingWith/PopCulture/movies.html

    @Renato Rio, from another thread: Thanks for the photo! Such a contrast between the beautiful purple flowers and the barren black volcano. http://www.centrum.is/jmj/hitt/kob1.jpg This one http://www.landvernd.is/arfjalla2002/myndir/sveinn_herdubreid.jpg is supposed to be the same tuya, but it’s spooky looking.

  107. #107 Jane
    July 15, 2010

    @105, Mike Don, try this site. How about “Eruption”
    — Eruption
    — 1997, a.k.a. “Volcano Run”, starring F. Murray Abraham, Carlos Carrasco, Cyril O’Reilly, and Patricia Velazquez. An American photojournalist faces a revolution and erupting volcano in the South American country of San Pedro

    Long list of films goes all the way back to 1913!
    http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/LivingWith/PopCulture/movies.html

  108. #108 mike don
    July 15, 2010

    106 Jane: It’s possible that the film used ideas from the mystery book (the film industry is famous for that) but doesn’t get me further forrarder in identifying the book. But it’s a lead, thanks!

  109. #109 Renato Rio
    July 15, 2010

    #103 @Kultsi: Hahaha! In my modest opinion, the Finns got the right acception for the word “pulma”. Maybe Estonians will find that out over time.
    #104 @Diane, just out of curiosity: one of the most successful playwrights in Brazil was a native Hungarian, whom I happened to know. He was fluent in Portuguese and became a celebrity in Hungary for his plays, originally written in Portuguese and translated by him into Hungarian.
    Now, back to volcanoes: do you people see any changes in water levels at Markarflót (Gigjökul) ?

  110. #110 Renato Rio
    July 15, 2010

    OT
    #104 @Diane Just read through Zsa Zsa Gabor’s biography. Didn’t know she was still alive, but it’s a sad story…

  111. #111 Gordon
    July 15, 2010

    Renato @108, Can’t say that I see any change in water level or flow, but there is a really nice definition and seperation between cloud and steam at the crater just now.

    It’s also really nice to see Gigsjokull start to look like a glacier again in the low sunlight

  112. #112 Renato Rio
    July 15, 2010

    #110 @Gordon
    Yes, Gigjökull has been washed from its ash mantle, looking gorgeous at sunset light. Earlier I thought I had seen a waterfall downslope(?!) and the level of waters below seemed to be rising, but now it’s all gone, as well as the bunch of 4x vehicles going to and fro.

  113. #113 Renato Rio
    July 15, 2010

    Funny that, with so little wind, steam is swiftly being blown away from the crater …

  114. #114 Renato Rio
    July 15, 2010

    @Diane, @everyone
    Good news from oil leak, huh? Where is Dan, Florida? How about Princess Frito? Haven’t heard a word from them. Hidden in a royal yacht cruise near the Marianas trench?

  115. #115 Jane
    July 15, 2010

    @107 Mike Don, oops, I read your vivid description too quickly and “movie” just popping into my mind. Looking again, I found some interesting FAQs about Dante’s Peak (film). I wonder if this is still happening:
    Q: Can carbon dioxide gas from volcanoes kill trees and wildlife?

    A: Yes. At several volcanoes around the world, carbon dioxide gas released from magma has accumulated in the soil in sufficient concentrations to kill vegetation or has collected in low areas and suffocated animals. At Mammoth Mountain in California, carbon dioxide has killed about 100 acres of trees since 1989, and visitors to this area have occasionally suffered symptoms of asphyxiation when entering cabins or below- ground excavations. USGS scientists have concluded that the gas is escaping from a magma body beneath Mammoth Mountain. The magma itself is not currently moving toward the surface, but the USGS is monitoring the situation carefully.
    http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/LivingWith/PopCulture/DantesPeak/dantes_peak.html

    No luck finding a book with “Black Tower volcano” though.

    A Hawai’ian newspaper has some good write-ups of movies and books about their volcanoes, written by scientists at USGS Hawai’ian Volcano Observatory. Altered link here: www dot hawaii247 dot com/2010/01/28/volcano-watch-lights-camera-eruption-volcanoes-in-the-movies/ The other link ends: /volcano-watch-the-influence-of-volcanoes-on-literature/

  116. #116 Raving | Hogtown
    July 15, 2010

    Hogtown is a hot place to be at the moment. Potato chip weather http://i31.tinypic.com/b6cbhg.jpg

    Yahoo! is fried

  117. #117 Renato Rio
    July 16, 2010

    For ERUPTIONS afficionados, posted earlier today on former thread:
    “Aloha Erik and ERUPTIONS afficionados: Rick Hazlett and I are gratified by your positive comments on our book! Please pardon the high price – when the publisher decided to go full-color for photos and illustrations, costs rose unavoidably.
    Erik wrote: “Maybe I can even con Dr. Lockwood into a Q&A here on Eruptions!” SURE – Fire away!
    Preparing this book has taken decades – we learned a lot in the process, and our hope is that in some way, people will learn how to have better “relations” with volcanoes – and that maybe lives will be spared by work of future volcanologists who will learn from the book. My main motivation in writing the book can be surmised from the experience I documented on pp 413-414…..
    Questions anyone?
    Jack Lockwood”
    Thank you Dr. Lockwood!

  118. #118 Raving
    July 16, 2010

    Vatnajökull rumbles and Eyjafjallajökull couldn’t look prettier.

    http://i32.tinypic.com/rmla2w.jpg

    Night.

  119. #119 Kultsi, Askola, FI
    July 16, 2010

    @Diane -
    Your dad probably said, “egyél!”, plural imperative “eat!”.

  120. #120 Kultsi, Askola, FI
    July 16, 2010

    During the cloudy time Eyjafjallajökull apparently used up all its water, as the steam plume is really tiny now, nothing visible from Thórólfsfell and just a puny one from Hvolsvöllur.

  121. #121 Kultsi, Askola, FI
    July 16, 2010

    I just watched cars driving into the river at Thórólfsfell making SPECTACULAR splashes, with the water flying for several times the dimensions of the cars. Yes, they did emerge, too.

  122. #122 stigger
    July 16, 2010

    105, Mike Don; not found your book yet but this is a beaut.

    Welcome to the year 2025. Following a lengthy approval process seemingly driven more by politics than science, the nation’s inventory of high-level radioactive waste is finally stored in underground passageways dug into the guts of Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Two years later, the unexpected and unthinkable happens … a violent volcanic eruption blasts its way through the mountain. Because Yucca is saturated with the percolating abundant rainfall brought about by climate change, explosive steam bursts add to an already destructive eruption as two-thousand-degree magma mixes with water. Radioactive waste is erupted along with volcanic ash, creating the ultimate dirty bomb. The deadly mixture is blown downwind where it settles out over Las Vegas and Lake Mead. The city must be evacuated and the lake drained, displacing and disrupting the lives of millions of people for long into the future.

    http://oak.ucc.nau.edu/wad3/page2.html

  123. #123 mike don
    July 16, 2010

    Stigger; that’s a doozy (to borrow from Erik). One for my collection, thanks for the heads-up. Any idea what the cover photo is? A good Mystery Volcano candidate.

  124. #124 bruce stout
    July 16, 2010

    @ Renato, thanks for pointing this out, I would have missed it!

    @ Jack Lockwood: Most definitely on my wish list!!! Cheers!

  125. #125 Passerby
    July 16, 2010

    Well now, no commentary on the odd shake just NW of Rockville MD, eh?

    You don’t find it to be a bit odd for a location of a pretty shallow EQ? Not much history there.

    USGS blab.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2010/07/16/DI2010071601499.html

    Montgomery County MD geology
    http://www.mgs.md.gov/esic/geo/mon.html

    We got us the Marcellus Shale to the West:
    http://www.mgs.md.gov/geo/marcellus.html

    and we got coal in western Maryland and old gold in Montgomery County.

    Real interesting geology.

  126. #126 Carl
    July 17, 2010

    @Passerby:
    I know that you from the US love to shorten things down, but what state is MD? I looked for a state named Medical Doctor but no luck… :)
    Where and what is MD? I guess I am not the only non-US citizen scratching my head now and then.

    Regard’s
    Carl in AC

  127. #127 Carl
    July 17, 2010

    @Passerby:
    Don’t bother, I wikid it and found that it of course is the international shortening of Moldavia, strange I didn’t know that one was in the US…
    Oh, wait a minute…

    I guess you meant Maryland?
    By the way, if you are sailing there to check up on your quake, you just have to make a pit stop in Cape Charles, nice little town in Virginia. Go to Kellys Gingernut Pub and have some seafood and a beer. For being in the US they actually had beer that was drinkable, or I was just thirsty…

  128. #128 Diane N CA
    July 17, 2010

    Passerby #124, somebody mentioned it on another thread. I read the blurb on it from USGS. My thinking is it is too bad it didn’t happen along Pennsilvania St. between the Capitol and the White House and been a 4.5 or so. That would have rattled a few nerves. LOL

  129. #129 parclair, NoCal USA
    July 17, 2010

    So Carl, was that AC:

    Aachen, Germany, uses the number plate code AC
    Acre (state), Brazil, is abbreviated AC
    Västerbotten County, Sweden
    Atlantic City, New Jersey
    Aon Center (Chicago), a skyscraper
    Aon Center (Los Angeles), a skyscraper?????

    (Since you spoke about Beer, I’m thinking Aachen or Vasterbotten County)

  130. #130 Carl
    July 18, 2010

    Small Quake Aleutian Islands:

    Magnitude 6.7
    Date-Time Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 05:56:49 UTC
    Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 09:56:49 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

    Location 52.970°N, 169.504°W
    Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
    Region FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
    Distances 45 km (25 miles) W of Nikolski, Alaska
    85 km (55 miles) ENE of Yunaska Island, Alaska
    1500 km (930 miles) WSW of Anchorage, Alaska
    2265 km (1400 miles) W of JUNEAU, Alaska

    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 22.5 km (14.0 miles); depth fixed by location program
    Parameters NST=137, Nph=137, Dmin=222.7 km, Rmss=1.02 sec, Gp=288°,
    M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

    Event ID us2010ywaq

  131. #131 stigger
    July 18, 2010
  132. #132 mike don
    July 18, 2010

    Lot of uncertainty about the epicentre of that quake (Carl 129) but for what it’s worth it’s said to be c.45km W of Nikolski…Cleveland Volcano is 50km W of Nikolski

  133. #133 Kultsi, Askola, FI
    July 18, 2010

    We have a photo of the devastation caused by the recent Washington, DC, EQ: http://twitpic.com/25txue

  134. #134 Kultsi, Askola, FI
    July 18, 2010

    Why does the speeding of the icelanders’ on the EJ road remind me of Road Runner? Would it be the rooster tail of dust?

  135. #135 Diane N CA
    July 18, 2010

    Two strong quakes on New Britain Is. one a 6.9 and the other a 6.8. Are these close enough to Rabal to kick up the volcano by any chance?

    NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA 6.9

    Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 13:04:13 UTC
    Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 11:04:13 PM at epicenter

    75 km (45 miles) SSE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG
    110 km (65 miles) E of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
    520 km (325 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
    2385 km (1480 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

    6.116°S, 150.522°E
    Depth 57.5 km (35.7 miles)

    horizontal +/- 6.5 km (4.0 miles); depth +/- 17 km (10.6 miles)

    NST=101, Nph=101, Dmin=519.6 km, Rmss=1.18 sec, Gp= 22°,
    M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6

    Region NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
    6.8
    Date-Time Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 13:35:01 UTC
    Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 11:35:01 PM at epicenter

    Location 5.994°S, 150.472°E
    Depth 50.9 km (31.6 miles)

    Distances 60 km (40 miles) SE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG
    105 km (65 miles) ENE of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
    525 km (325 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
    2400 km (1490 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 8.7 km (5.4 miles); depth +/- 17.6 km (10.9 miles)
    Parameters NST=156, Nph=156, Dmin=525.4 km, Rmss=1.37 sec, Gp= 36°,
    M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6

  136. #136 Renato Rio
    July 18, 2010

    @Diane: The 6.8 has been upgraded to a 7.3 and occured on the same island where Rabaul is located. Hmmm…
    USGS
    7.3 2010/07/18 13:35:03 -6.019 150.497 57.6 NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

  137. #137 Renato Rio
    July 18, 2010

    And John Seach reports activity in Klyuchevskoy, Pacaya, Kilauea and Yasur.
    http://www.volcanolive.com/news.html

  138. #138 birdseyeUSA
    July 19, 2010

    A nice little photo essay of a walk recently to the two new craters at Fimmvörduhálsi at /www.icelandreview.com/icelandreview/daily_life/?cat_id=75139&ew_0_a_id=365245

  139. #139 Renato Rio
    July 19, 2010

    #137 @Birdseye: very nice, indeed! Thanks for posting. Hope one day I’ll be able to do the same.

  140. #140 Thomas Donlon
    July 19, 2010

    Is anyone aware of any studies correlating the time of asteroid/comet impacts with volcanic activity around the world?

    I have a belief that a strong impact on a planet can cause volcanic activity on the other side of the planet.

  141. #141 mike don
    July 20, 2010

    Heads up,,particularly vigorous steam plume from Turrialba on webcam at the moment

  142. #142 Renato Rio
    July 20, 2010

    #140 @Mike don, for now I can see the steam, and that’s it. I noticed the larger plume earlier too. Is it possible that they have zoomed the cam a bit?

  143. #143 Jane
    July 20, 2010

    What’s happened to the Mulakot cameras? I get the message “404, not found on this server.” Vodafone has been turned off for a while now, except for going back in time. Now it’s just the 2 Mila cams and Jon Friman’s three cameras for looking at Ejya. (except one of Jon’s is from Mulakot, and the tiny date says 7/14.)

  144. #144 Kultsi, Askola, FI
    July 21, 2010

    @Jane -
    Múlakot got fed up with sharing their feed with the rest of the world – and prolly having their server overloaded from time to time – and tightened up the setup.

  145. #145 Raving
    July 21, 2010
  146. #146 Kultsi, Askola, FI
    July 21, 2010

    @Raving -

    Heh. That road must have been subjected to the EQs that are frequent here, the veeeryyyy slow kind.

    About as informative on volcanoes as this: http://www.mulakot.net/images/stories/myndavelar/mynd12.jpg

  147. #147 mike don
    July 21, 2010

    Renato 141: by the time I’d taken time out to post the message and return to the webcam, the plume had become much less obvious; I think it might be local weather conditions, with the plume sometimes obscured by ordinary clouds. No point me checking it right now, since it will be the middle of the night in Costa Rica

  148. #148 birdseyeUSA
    July 21, 2010

    Eyja’s ocean ash research continuing…www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10690062

  149. #149 Reynir, NK, .is
    July 21, 2010

    IcePost will publish some new stamps tomorrow to commemorate Eyjaf. The stamps will be screen-overprinted with fine ash.

    WayOT: Does anyone else have to disable Flash or another plug-in/add-on to read this blog on late-model Firefoxes (3.6.4+)?

  150. #150 Jane
    July 21, 2010

    @145, thanks, Kultsi. I guess if Mulakot is an aviation site, they usually don’t have to contend with volcanoes, just winds, etc. http://www.mulakot.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4&Itemid=2 Although, I haven’t noticed a wind sock in the camera views…?

    Airport Transfer Association is the translation I’ve gotten for Flugvallarfélag. They might have one set of shots from each day; I found a set from July 15, posted on the 16th, from Googling Mulakot Flugvallarfélag.

  151. #151 Kultsi, Askola, FI
    July 21, 2010

    @149 thank YOU, Jane!

    Your Googling was more than I wanted to do for hacking, but I did the same & then opened the Mulakot pictures page. From there I picked the Eyja pic’s address for a separate window. It’s precisely the same feed as before, refreshes every 10 secs (no auto refresh, unless you do a bit of web page writing) and it is a very useful view sometimes.

    Try using id=7&Itemid=1 in your link…

  152. #152 Kultsi, Askola, FI
    July 21, 2010

    @148 Reynir -

    I’m using FF 3.6.7 and reading the blog is no problem; going into full screen mode with the flash player (Míla feed) is a PITA way too often: no reaction & requires multiple tries.

  153. #153 Renato Rio
    July 21, 2010

    I miss @d9Rotterdam’s timelapses. No Múlakot, no timelapses. Perhaps Flugvallarfélag could grant him a full entry, so we could enjoy it from here… ;)

  154. #154 Raving
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    @148 Reynir This may explain your problem.

    http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1907723

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