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I missed the weekly report last week (sorry), but here is the new USGS/SI volcano activity report. Highlights include: Shiveluch in Kamchatka is still erupting away, producing ~7 km / 20,000 foot ash columns as the lava dome grows. There has also been pyroclastic flows spotted emanating from the new lava dome. There was a…

To the updates! Batu Tara volcano in Indonesia. The volcano is currently producing small ash plumes. I was distracted enough by trying to figure out a way to teach about Miller Indices that I plum forgot to post this week’s USGS/SI Weekly Volcanic Activity Report. It was a fairly quiet week so you didn’t miss…

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…

The slow summer for volcanic eruptions continue. Only 11 updates in this week’s USGS/SI report. Thanks again to SI’s Sally Kuhn Sennert for compiling the news! Highlights this week include (not including Kilauea) include: Tungurahua in Ecuador produced some minor lahars on August 21 to go with steam-and-gas emissions. Popocatépetl in Mexico produced an ash…

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…

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…

We’ve made it to Ohio! Tomorrow I’ll hopefully be returning to regularly scheduled updates, but until then, enjoy this week’s SI/USGS Weekly Volcano Report. Highlights include: KVERT mentions that seismicity has increased recently at both Kizimen and Kliuchevskoi on the Kamchatka Peninsula. ~4 km / ~13,500 foot steam-and-ash plumes spotted at Colima in Mexico. Rumbling…

This is likely my last update until the end of next week sometime, so feel free to use it for any new volcano news you might see. Look for the Erebus Volcano Profile to be posted on Friday sometime, followed by the vote for the next Profile. Next time I post I’ll be (back) in…

Your volcano news! Thanks, as always, to the USGS/SI Global Volcanism Program. Highlights include: The alert level at Sakurajima was raised from 2 to 3 by the Japanese Meteorological Agency. This was due to the increasing frequency of explosions at the volcano, some of which produced ash plumes up to 1.8-2.7 km / 6-9,000 feet.…

Monday Musings

Starting today and going until early August, you might see fewer posts on Eruptions than you’re accustomed. This is because I’m in the process of moving to Ohio to get set up to start my new job as an assistant professor at Denison University. I’m excited about the move, but as you can imagine, trying…