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Back to work after Thanksgiving Break … lets clean up a few news items I missed trying to figure out the non-eruption of Karkar. Undated photo of the summit area of Gaua, Vanuatu. There was an actual eruption – or, more correctly, a continued eruption – of Gaua in Vanuatu. The current activity has prompted…

I did an excellent job of forgetting my notes from GSA 2009, so no wrap up on the meeting until tomorrow, but we do have some new volcano news to digest: The crater of El Reventador in Ecuador in an undated photo. Ecuadorian officials have called for evacuations around El Reventador. The Ecuadorian Geophysics Institute…

Eruption at Gaua

A 1995 photo of Gaua volcano in Vanuatu. A few weeks ago I mentioned that there were signs that Mt. Garet, part of the larger Gaua volcano in Vanuatu was potentially showing signs of a eruption – the first since 1982. It turns out that the rumbling and sulfur odors reported by local residents were…

Rumblings at Gaua in Vanuatu

Gaua volcano in Vanuatu. Gaua volcano in Vanuatu is showing signs that it could be headed towards an eruption. News reports from the island nation in the south Pacific Ocean mention “increased seismic activity, generating sulphurous gas and ash into the atmosphere and affecting water supplies.” However, officials in Vanuatu have only raised Gaua’s alert…

Friday Flotsam

The weekend is rolling in and I might end up spending most of it in the 90+ degree California weather, so unless something big comes up (volcanically), I’ll leave you with a few news bits. Llaima Llaima in April 2009. Image courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory This is a true color image of Llaima…