Eruptions

Erik Klemetti

I am back from our trip into the Mountain West – and it was great (see some of the pictures below). We hit Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, the Tobacco Root Mountains, Glacier and Craters of the Moon – and the weather held out on us just fine. This week is the last week before classes…

The final part of Etna Week, brought to us by guest blogger Dr. Boris Behncke. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 as well! Etna Volcanic hazards By guest blogger Dr. Boris Behncke. Etna is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, and a population of nearly one million people dwell on its flanks,…

This is Part 2 of 3 from guest blogger Dr. Boris Behncke. Check out Part 1 here. The current dynamics and activity of Etna by guest blogger Dr. Boris Behncke The recent behavior of Etna is characterized by nearly continuous eruptive activity from the summit craters and eruptions from new vents on the flanks at…

Etna Week Part 1 Mount Etna – Brief Anatomy of an Exceptional Volcano By guest blogger Dr. Boris Behncke. Italy truly deserves to be called “the Cradle of Volcanology” – not only because it hosts virtually all existing types of volcanoes and volcanic rock compositions, and seven of its volcanoes have had confirmed eruptions during…

Welcome to Etna Week!

Italy’s Mt. Etna erupting in November 2006. Well, I am currently off in the wilderness, but that doesn’t mean that things aren’t still hopping here at Eruptions. We are lucky to have Dr. Boris Behncke of the INGV Catania as that blogger and he brings us a three-part series on Mt. Etna on the island…

Earlier this summer, we had a chance to ask Sally Kuhn Sennert of the Smithsonian Institution/USGS Global Volcanism Program questions about her job as the main writer of the well-loved Weekly Volcanic Activity Report. Well, now here are the answers! Sally Kuhn Sennert of the Global Volcanism Program in front of Mt. Rainier, Washington. Q&A…

Summer Open Thread (#2)

Alaska’s Augustine erupting. Big volcano news while I’m off in the woods? Post it here!

Summer Schedule Part 2

Well, the summer is rapidly coming to an end – classes start here at Denison on August 30. So, we are trying to squeeze what we can out of the season and to that end, I’ll be on one of these things called “vacations” for the next couple weeks. (Oh yeah, and I will be…

August has been rather quiet for real volcano news, but I did find some more, well, odd news to mention. It is all volcano-related – to an extent – so here we go: The new volcano-inspired Chivas stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico. Last year we had the volcano mall in Italy, this year we have the…

Mystery Volcano Photo #27

Quiet weekend on the whole, volcano-wise, beyond the articles about the latest eruption at Karangetang. So, we’ll start this week with a new Mystery Volcano Photo. The last MVP was Tarawera in a shot I took from a road on the back side of the volcano, so that leaves the current standings looking like this:…