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MVP #4 Answer: Sarigan

Sarigan Island in the Marianas – your MVP #4. I have to hand it to all of you, each time I’ve tried to make the Mystery Volcano Photo a challenge, you beat it with flying colors. The photo is, in fact, of Sarigan in the Mariana Islands (thanks to Dr. Ed Kohut for providing the…

Busy today with scouting out some field location for the class I’ll be teaching this fall. Here’s this week’s USGS/SI Weekly Volcano Report. The report is a little more eventful than last week’s, so enjoy! Kliuchevskoi Volcano in Kamchatka, taken summer of 2009 by Theresa Kayzar. Highlights include: Three volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula are…

A week’s worth of volcano news in one sitting, thanks to the USGS and Smithsonian Inst.’s Global Volcanism Program. Thanks again, Sally Kuhn Sennert for putting it together! This week’s highlights include: Small ash column spotted at Manam, Papua New Guinea. We talked about Manam not too long ago. More details of the ongoing submarine…

Friday Flotsam

Things are busy – both volcanically and personally – so I’m going to just give you some links to a bunch of exciting/interesting/insane news: West Mata erupting on May 5, 2009 in the Lau Basin. According to a bunch of news sources, the eruption at Fernandina in the Galapagos is over (in spanish). That being…

Wednesday Whatzits

Some brief tidbits from the volcanic realms: Active volcanism at NW Rota-1 Kilauea? Explosive? You might think of Kilauea as a volcano that generates impressive Hawaiian-style eruptions with fire fountains reaching 100s m and dazzling lava flows, but Don Swanson at HVO sees evidence of a big explosive event at Kilauea. This eruption was ~1,000-1,600…

Mount Pagan in the Mariana Islands erupting on April 15, 2009. Image courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory. Up until fairly recently, a lot of volcanoes got away with erupting without anyone knowing the better. However, with all the “eyes in the sky” we have these days, even remote oceanic volcanoes get caught in the…

For those of you interested in what happens in the realm of submarine volcanism, I can pass on some tidbits I’ve gotten about NW-Rota 1, a submarine volcano in the Mariana Islands (see bathymetry above). Dr. Ed Kohut (Petrogenex), a friend of mine from my days at Oregon State Univ., is currently on a JAMSTEC research cruise…