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I’ll be giving a talk this afternoon here at Denison on rhyolite generation, so I might be a little brief this morning. Undated image of Mayon in the Philippines. The province of Albay in the Philippines is on alert for both a typhoon and a volcano (that country seems to be hit with that

Before we get to the latest SI/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (WVAR), I wanted to draw your attention to some nifty NASA Earth Observatory images from the current activity at Soufriere Hills in Montserrat. After a few puffs last week, the volcano is now releasing a relatively constant stream of ash and steam, this after…

News to finish up your week: Summit area of Hualalai in Hawai’i Another day, another “threat” of volcanic eruption in Australia. I’m impressed with the abject fear Aussies seem to have for this perceived increased threat of an eruption – or at least what the press wants you to believe. This time, watch out near…

Some brief tidbits for your Wednesday: The view of Mt. Saint Helens from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. There is a decent article about research being done at a dissected caldera system in the Italian Alps’ Sesia Valley. The caldera in question is the Permian in age (248-298 million years old) so don’t expect to find…

Living around (and in?) volcanoes

There are a couple article out today concerning volcanoes and the economy, one on the plus side, one on the minus side. Volcano Buono in Italy near Naples. First off, nothing like volcanism to get me stoked for buying stuff, eh? Actually, I have to admit, the Volcano Buono mall (yes, mall) in Italy near…

Monday is here again already … A pyroclastic flow from Soufriere Hills heading towards the ocean. Note the large volcaniclastic debris fan being formed by repeated flows. Dated March 2006. The “Science Advisory Committee” at Montserrat in the West Indies suggests that the current eruption of Soufriere Hills on the small island could be drawing…

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…

Halema`uma`u Update for 8/21/2009

The summit crater at Kilauea in Hawai’i has had a busy summer and now that fall is around the corner (yikes!), there is a bit of new info on activity in the crater. Halema`uma`u Crater emitting a steam plume in January, 2009. First off, the NASA Earth Observatory released an image of the steaming crater…

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…

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…