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Lets get right to it! “Manmade volcanoes”: can they solve global warming? It does indeed seem that something is happening beneath Kanlaon in the Philippines. PHIVOLCS reports that the volcano experienced 257 volcanic earthquakes from August 23 to September 1, well above the usually “background” level of ~20-30 a week. Most of this seismicity is…

The Global Volcanism Program website seems to be returned from oblivion (huzzah!), and just in time for this week’s USGS/SI Weekly Volcanic Activity Report. Highlights include: There has been a significant increase in earthquakes at Kanlaon in the Philippines. The volcano usually produces small explosive eruptions. To make life even more fun in the far…

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…

Even the SI/USGS Weekly Volcano Report seems a little light — welcome to the dog days of summer! Highlights from this week’s report include: “Thunderous sounds”, incandescence and small plumes (hundreds of meters) with more frequent seismicity at Ibu in Indonesia. A sharp increase in sulfur dioxide output was noted at Mayon in the Philippines…

Monday Musings

Does anyone else feel like this has been a rather quiet summer, volcano-wise? Maybe I’ve been too preoccupied by my move to Ohio, but I feel like beyond a few relatively minor events (Shiveluch comes to mind), the volcano news has been pretty slow compared to the spring of this year. Go figure. The sulfur…

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…

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…

Mayon erupting in August 2004. The increasing unrest at Mayon in the Philippines has prompted National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) to recommend the evacuation of over 75,000 people from around the volcano. This, however, will only happen if the activity at the volcano continues to increase. The volcano currently sits at Alert Level 2 (increasing…

Friday Flotsam

Another fun weekend for me analyzing zircon on the SHRIMP-RG at Stanford University! I really know how to live it up during the summer. Some news bits: The 2009 dome at Redoubt in Alaska steaming on July 2, 2009. Image taken by Cyrus Read, courtesy of USGS/AVO In another sign that Redoubt’s 2009 eruption might…

All the volcano news that is fit to print, all thanks to the USGS/Smithsonian GVP! Highlights (not include Manda Hararo, Kilauea and Mayon) include San Miguel in El Salvador has been experiencing increased seismicity. The last time the volcano erupted was in 2002. A pilot spotted a ~10,000 foot / 3 km ash plume emanating…