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Mystery Volcano Photo #26

When we last left MVP, the latest entry actually did give people some trouble – but Don Crain ended up landing the winner at guess #15. The volcano is Ollagüe along the Chilean/Bolivian border. I took this shot from the road that comes up from the south towards Ollagüe (the town). Now, I have been…

Climate, volcanism and the Andes

The northern Chilean and southern Peruvian Andes are full of volcanoes that look stunning – I mean, jaw-dropping details of volcanism litter the landscape. The reason for this is two fold: (1) there is an awful lot of volcanism in the northern Chilean/southern Peruvian Andes (as known as the Central Volcanic Zone) – and has…

So, I’ve had requests on the blog to help to do some defining of volcanologic terms on the blog, so I thought I’d try a new column called Eruptions Word of the Day. I’m not sure how often it will run, but let’s give it a try. Eruptions Word of the Day for July 5,…

The latest Weekly Volcanic Activity Report from our friends at the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program and the USGS. Highlights (not including Eyjafjallajökull – you can check the latest IMO update on that eruption and the latest VAAC ash advisories.): Villarrica in Chile was raised from Alert Level 1 to 2 by the Chilean SERNAGEOMIN after…

Anniversaries times two

Chaiten in Chile erupting on May 5, 2008, four days after the volcano came back to life after ~9,000 years of dormancy. Quick post … but until I was reminded by Eruptions reader Guillermo, I had forgotten two important anniversaries. First, today (May 1) marks the 2nd anniversary of the start of the Chaiten eruption…

Volcanoes from space!

Actually, no the volcanoes aren’t from space, but pictures of the volcanoes were taken from space. The NASA Earth Observatory has posted three more gems of volcanic activity taken by one of the fleet of earth imagers in orbit: A recent image of Chaiten taken by EO-1. Image courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory. There…

Coulées!

As a volcanologist, I am partial to impressive lava flows, especially in volcanoes that erupt material that you’d think wouldn’t produce big flows. For example, there are quite a few volcanoes in the Chilean Andes that erupt dacite lavas, which are relatively viscous (sticky), so you might expect it to erupt explosively. However, you can…

Alan Boyle, Science Editor for MSNBC.com, was kind enough to answer questions about science in the mainstream media after the fallout of the coverage of the Chilean earthquake. Alan Boyle, science editor for MSNBC.com Alan has been with MSNBC.com since 1996, covering science and technology. He has his own blog on space called the Cosmic…

I’m still playing catch-up after my week in the desert, so I’ve seen a lot of articles I’ve wanted to mention … but a certain other volcano has taken up a lot of my time. However, I will attempt to make amends for that now. By the way, would you believe Ubehebe Crater was closed?…

Cleaning up some news … busy week leading up to a field trip I am helping co-lead to Death Valley next week. Ubehebe Crater in Death Valley, California First off, I want to say how amazed I am at the great discussion that went on all weekend about the signs of potential activity in Iceland.…