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News! Colima in Mexico erupting in 2008. The current activity at Eyjafjallajökull is more-or-less unchanged, with strombolian activity producing a 3-4 km tall ash-and-steam plume and the lava flows at the crater moving northward towards the Gígjökull glacier. You can check out an extensive page on the state of this eruption at the Nordic Volcanological…

Hard to believe, but there is other volcano-related news in the world … So, with all deference to Eyjafjallajokull, here it is: Dome collapse on Colima in Mexico, image taken March 30, 2010. The new Smithsonian/USGS GVP Weekly Volcano Activity Report was issued, with news about increasing signs of activity at Egon in Indonesia, a…

Lots to do! Tourists flock to the Eyjafjallajökull-Fimmvörduháls in Iceland. The media does love the term “supervolcano”, and a number of Eruptions readers sent me a link to the article on the dreaded submarine “supervolcanoes”. I would delve into this article from Live Science, but it sadly again does a dreadful job with a lot…

Reawakening Redoubt?

The steam plume from the new dome on Redoubt, taken in January 2010. Image courtesy of USGS/AVO, taken by Dennis Anderson. News comes out of Alaska that a small earthquake swarm has begun under Redoubt. This is the second such swarm since the volcano’s 2009 activity ceased. Most of the seismicity appears to be near…

Quick hits for a Monday morning (however, the week did have a good start). Lava fountaining on March 27, 2010 at the Eyjafjallajokull-Fimmvörduháls eruption in Iceland. The Eyjafjallajokull-Fimmvörduháls eruption is still going strong with two active fissure – and a lot of tourists poking around as well. If you watch the webcams closely, you can…

Sunny and 80 here in Ohio today. That could mean only one thing that is likely on everyone’s mind. (I suppose there is also this other bit of news that we’ve been following, too.) The low, broad shield of Hawai`i’s Mauna Loa volcano. The USGS announced yesterday that inflation at Hawai`i’s Mauna Loa appears to…

Catching up with some news: Anatahan erupting in the northern Mariana Islands in 2003. I ran across this article right before I got sick, but its been popping up around the interwebs (and is pretty interesting). It details a study in Molecular Ecology that suggests that populations of caribou in Canada’s Yukon Territory were strongly…

The flu has retreated and I’m getting back on track. Huzzah! I’ll get back to the blog by posting this week’s new USGS / Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program Weekly Volcano Report. Looks like some interesting stuff in it … Looks like there were some small eruptions from Oldoinyo Lengai in Tanzania. The volcano is…

Long week, quick news: Tiatia in Russia erupting in an undated photo. The latest USGS/Smithsonian Institution Tiatia in Russia (just north of Japan in the Kuril Islands) – a volcano for which I am unfamiliar. However, it sounds great according to the prospect of disposing of nuclear waste … by throwing it into a volcano.…

The Great Earthquake Swarm at Yellowstone that ushered in 2010 seems to be dying down, at least according to the USGS earthquake reports and analysis of the seismicity by the University of Utah and YVO. The daily updates on the earthquake swarms by Utah has ended. Looking at the earthquake over the last 7 days…