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The Alaska Volcano Observatory is reporting that both current eruptions in the Aleutians – at Okmok Caldera and Mount Cleveland – are showing signs of a lava extruding from the vent. Thermal anomalies have been imaged at the vents of both volcanoes, although no lava has been seen thus far. Both volcanoes continues to emit…

Just when you thought it was exciting enough in the Aleutians, word comes in that Cleveland Volcano is erupting as well. Cleveland is a very noisy volcano on Chuginadak Island, having last erupted in February (although it hasn’t been updated on the GVP page). Aircraft have been warned about both eruptions in the Alaskan island chain.…

Okmok Eruption 2008

I’m back from my conference and will hopefully be getting back to a regular schedule!  In the meantime, the biggest news is still the eruption of Okmok Caldera in Alaska. The latest news has the eruption still going strong and the USGS predicting it will continues for potentially weeks to months. The eruption is apparently…

Photo of the 2008 Okmok eruption

Here’s a stunning shot of the current eruption at Okmok Caldera in Alaska (brought to us by National Geographic). Personally, I think the best part is the fact that this was shot by an Alaska Airlines pilot! Talk about “to the right of the plane…” fodder.

More on Okmok

Sorry about the brevity of this update, but I’m exhausted. From the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO): At this time, based on AVO analysis of satellite data, ash is continuing to erupt from a composite cinder and spatter cone called Cone D in the eastern portion of the 6-mile wide caldera or crater of Okmok. It…

Okmok Update

Sorry about the delay with updates, I am actually at a meeting filled with volcanologists (of all things), so updates might be a little sporadic. A lot of news today about Okmok erupting in the Aleutians. The Alaska Volcano Observatory had this to say: The eruption at Okmok continues based on high levels of seismicity and…

Okmok Caldera in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands erupted today, sending an ash column to at least 30,000 feet. Very little news has been released about the eruption so far beyond this information about the eruption column and some bits about precursor seismicity. A number of flights to Unalaska Island were cancelled due to the eruption. I’ll…