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Monday Musings

First day of class! As you might imagine, I’m a little scattered (well, with classes and the fact that we bought a house over the weekend. You know, just that). The Tavurvur Crater at Rabaul erupting in 1994. News! The Examiner.com (SF) has a slideshow and brief article on the current excavations of ruins buried…

My favorite volcano books

I’ve gotten a number of questions about volcano books as of late, so I thought I’d write a little post detailing my favorite volcano-related tomes, mostly pitched towards people without a geology-background, but some technical books for those of you who want the gory details (and be sure, they can be very, very gory). Pumice…

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…

Wednesday Whatzits

Two papers submitted, one to go. Keeps you quite busy, let me tell you. Lava flow from a 2006 eruption on Mayon in the Philippines. A few bits of news today: A few more details about the ongoing watch of Mayon in the Philippines . There have been apparently no changes in the shape of…

Monday Mulligans

I won’t try to recap all the news from last week, but I did notice a few articles from this weekend worth noting: The Big Obsidian Flow at Newberry Volcano. This rhyolite lava flow erupted at ~1,300 years ago. Geologists in Greece are keeping an eye on a submarine volcano called Columbus. Apparently a number…

Friday Fungoes

Here’s some news bits for all you volcanophiles. Enjoy the weekend! Ubinas in Peru steaming away in June 2007. Image courtesy of Eruptions reader Mike Lyvers. There has been a lot of press lately on the theory that a large eruption from an ancient volcanic field in China (the 260-million-year-old Emeishan volcanic province of southwest…

Al-Qider volcano in western Saudi Arabia. Image courtesy of Ahmed Al-Hussaini. After a week’s worth of worry, it appears that the seismicity in western Saudi Arabia is subsiding. The latest statement from Zuhair Nawab, the head of the SGS, is that over the past four days with fewer and less severe aftershocks. If this continues,…

UPDATE 5/21/2009 4:30 PM Pacific: The latest news suggests that there are little to no evidence of volcanic gases since Wednesday according to the SGS, but they continue to monitor. Lava flows from a 1256 A.D. eruption near Medinah in Saudi Arabia (to the south of Harrat Lunayyir) taken by the crew of the ISS…

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…

Descabezado Grande, Chile showing increased fumarolic activity in 2009. Well, if they didn’t have enough already between Llaima and Chaiten, another volcano in southern Chile has started erupting. Descabezado Grande (roughly translated: “The Big Beheaded One”) has erupted or is showing of eruption (in spanish and NOTE that the picture in the article is of…