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Friday Flotsam

Not much in volcano news, however a lot of earthquake news this morning. Did anyone else notice that two M6+ earthquakes occurred last night within one minute of each other last night (eastern daylight time)? The first was in the Banda Sea near Indonesia at 01:51:19 UTC (M6.8), the next was in northern Qinhai in…

The Royal Gardens subdivision in Hawai’i being inundated with lava flows during a 1983 eruption of Kilauea. Image courtesy of the USGS. The game of insurance is everywhere in the news these days so it isn’t too surprising to run across this brief article about the perils of getting insured if you live on an…

Eruption occuring on Venus?

Quick hit post from beautiful Walnut, Iowa, but this was too interesting to pass up… Bright plume spotted on Venus, image taken by the ESA Venus Express. Did a volcanic eruption recently occur on Venus? No one really knows, but a bright plume of unknown material was spotted by an amateur astronomer. One possible source…

Monday Musings

Again, sorry about the paucity of posts. Getting prepared to move 3/4 of the way across a continent will do that. Look for the next Volcano Profile, this time for Erebus in Antarctica, to be posted sometime in the next week or so. We did get some news over the weekend of a large eruption…

Monday Musings

Starting today and going until early August, you might see fewer posts on Eruptions than you’re accustomed. This is because I’m in the process of moving to Ohio to get set up to start my new job as an assistant professor at Denison University. I’m excited about the move, but as you can imagine, trying…

Friday Flotsam

Some of the articles you might have missed this week … A lava flow from Kilauea breaks local traffic laws in the Royal Gardens subdivision, Hawai’i The Mayon Watch continues in the Philippines. No eruption yet, but some of the local newspapers are printing stories talking about “odd animal behavior” and other local “myths” about…

Is something up at Shishaldin?

Shishaldin volcano in Alaska. Yesterday I mentioned in the SI/USGS Weekly Report update that things appear to be afoot at Shishaldin in the Aleutians. Well, I checked the Shishaldin webicorder today and indeed, [SPECULATION] something seems suspect. Now, the increasing signal might be wholly unrelated to any magmatic activity, but it is interesting to see…

Your weekly dose of volcanism from the USGS/Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program. Highlights (not counting Mayon), include: The activity at Mando Hararo in Ethiopia appears to be a fissure eruption. Ground observations saw a 4-5 kilometers / ~2.5-3 mile fissure with new predominantly ‘a’a lava flows that were 2-3 m thick … the fissure was lined…

A quick update on the rockfall in the Halema`uma`u (got it right this time!) Crater at Kilauea. Last week a rockfall blocked the vent that had been glowing for most of the year from the lava below, but the debris clogged the vent, producing minor accidental tephra explosion. Lava in the recently “clogged” Halema`uma`u vent…

The Halema’uma’u Crater at Kilauea on June 29, 2009, prior to a rockfall on June 30th that has blocked the vent. Image courtesy of HVO. There is a bit of a buzz today about significant rockfalls that occurred in Halema’uma’u Crater at Kilauea on June 30th. Some articles have suggested that the rockfall has “snuffed…