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Turriabla mini-update for 1/11/2010

The streaming crater of Turrialba in an image taken in mid January 2010. I have a moment to spare here at WMU, so I thought I would pass some of this confusing news along concerning Turrialba. Some of the latest reports refer to a “crack” in the crater of the volcano … specifically: Geologists and…

The weekend! No updates until next Tuesday – I’ll be off to give a talk at Western Michigan University. Coal-erupting volcanoes defeat the Permian dinosaurs … according to FOX News. Anyway… You know that mainstream media (FOXNews) must have done something appalling when even I can’t write about it thanks to my seething rage. I’ll…

The steam plume from Turrialba on December 26, 2009. Image by Eruptions reader Sahrye Cohen. Turrialba Costa Rican officials extended the evacuation zone around Turrialba from 3 to 6 km, raising the alert status at the volcano to Yellow. Vanessa Rosales of the National Emergency Commission described the seismicity as “intense but low,” but says…

Two volcanoes down, two volcanoes up! Fire fountain on Nyamuragira in the Congo, January 2010. Down Mayon Activity at Mayon has continues to drop – although PHIVOLCS warns that an eruption could happen at any moment and without much warning. About a quarter of the evacuated families have no returned home since PHIVOLCS gave the…

Yet another new eruption for 2010! Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica in an undated photo. Turrialba in Costa Rica erupted today, prompting the evacuation of tens of people from the region near the volcano. The eruption appears to be relatively small, producing ash and some pyroclastic material. The area around the volcano is not very…

The latest news from the USGS/Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program Weekly Volcano Report … Highlights (not including Mayon) include: Strombolian eruptions and small pyroclastic falls at Arenal in Costa Rica. 3 km / 10 000 foot ash plume from Bagana on Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea. Rumbling noises, ~4.5 km / 14 000 foot ash…

So, the field still stands unblemished, having identified all 8 MVPs, usually within less than 7 tries. Nice job! Current MVP Standings: volcanista – 1 Elizabeth – 1 Ralph – 1 gijs – 1 Anne – 1 Cam – 1 gg – 1 The Bobs – 1 MVP #7 was Arenal in Costa Rica. It…

Monday Musings

Some brief notes before I dive headlong into the exciting world of faculty orientation! A small steam plume coming from Turrialba in Costa Rica. Photo taken in August 2007. There are some preliminary reports of the state of wildlife (and everything) around Kasatochi Island in the Aleutians from the US F&W and USGS team that…

Friday Flotsam

The Q&A post will be coming over the weekend (there’s still time to send me a question!) Icy cold volcanoes (well, geysers) on Enceladus, a moon of Saturn. In the meantime, here are a few quick hits: Mt. Cleveland in the Aleutians had a small eruption. The plume was only ~15,000 feet / ~3 km.…

Arenal in Costa Rica, erupting in July 2007. Image courtesy of Arenal.net. Arenal in Costa Rica is one of the most active volcanoes in Central America. It is almost one of the most picturesque (see above) and, dare I say, touristy, volcanoes in the world. However, even volcanoes that seem “benign” like Arenal require special…