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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…

Mt. Pinatubo, Philippines taken by STS-050 in July 1992. Image courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory Few websites offer so many unique views of active volcanism than the NASA Earth Observatory. That is why I’d like to wish the EO a happy 10th birthday. The website first came online April 29, 1999. Keep up the…

Canlaon volcano, Philippines Geothermal energy is one of those sources of energy that might be able to solve a lot of the planet’s energy problems – heck, the Earth has a lot of heat it is trying to get rid of, so taking that heat and turning into energy seems like an easy (and clean?)…

Image courtesy of AVO/USGS by Cindy Koplin showing the ash fall in Homer, AK on 4/4/09 Not much new to report about the eruption at Redoubt beyond the fact that it continues. AVO has kept the warning level at Red/Warning after briefly dropping it to Orange/Watch on Friday night. The 15,000 foot / 5 km-tall…

Chaiten to bury Chaiten

I’ve been trying to keep up with the Chaiten eruption in Chile, but the news is just beginning to sound like a broken record: eruption continues, ash falls, don’t know much else. However, it does sound like Chile is being realistic about people’s chances of moving back to the town of Chaiten – 10 km…

This marks a full week of eruption at Chaiten and the volcano shows no signs of abating. You have to feel for Luis Lara. He is apparently the pointman for the SERNAGEOMIN in regards to this eruption and really, I think its anybody’s guess what might happen next. Heck, we haven’t seen many eruptions of…

Chaiten Eruption Update

Update 5/3/08: SERNAGEOMIN (the Chilean Geologic Survey) is now concerned that the eruption of Chaiten may be a the precursor of a larger eruption, mostly owing to the long (~9,000 year?) repose time. This could be the beginnings of a southern Andean Pinatubo. The towns around Chaiten are more or less deserted now as the volcano continues…