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News! Pakistan is home to the world’s tallest mud volcano in the region of Balochistan – and its somewhat near the reports of an “eruption” earlier this week. Guess what? Since Wednesday evening, seismicity at Yellowstone has dropped precipitously. The last batch of earthquakes on February 3rd were also back to deeper levels – 8-9…

Here is Part 2 of the Q&A with Dr. Boris Behncke. You can also check out Part 1. Undated image of Stromboli in eruption. (Shirakawa Akira) 1. Would a large scale eruption (VEI 5 or greater) of Mt. Etna like the ones occurred in 122 BC and 1500 BC (disputed) be possible again in the…

First off, I want to thank Dr. Behncke for taking the time to answer your questions – and also, thank you to all who sent him some thought-provoking questions. In fact, the questions and answers take up about 12 pages of text, so the Q&A will be divided into two parts. If you want to…

Busy week at the Italian volcanoes

The volcanoes of Italy must have known that Dr. Boris Behncke would be in the Q&A spotlight here at Eruptions because three have shown signs of new activity over the last week. Here is a quick summary based on information from Dr. Behncke and Sonia Calvari of IGVN. Etna erupting in 1989. Image by Dr.…

Just a reminder … Etna erupting in November 2002. If you have any questions for Dr. Boris Behncke, who runs Italy’s Volcanoes along with the volcanology page for the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Catania, please send them in to me at . I’ve got some good question so far!

The first Q&A with Dr. Jonathan Castro was such a success, I’m going to try to make this a regular feature. On that note, Eruptions reader Dr. Boris Behncke has volunteered to be the second geologist to take the plunge. Here is a little about Boris and his work: I’ve studied geology first in Bochum,…

We’ve already talked about how many active volcanoes reside in Indonesia, but this week’s USGS/SI update just drives that point home. Listed in the update are no less than 5 volcanoes were activity is being seen or is on the increase (Karangetang, Slamet, Dukono, Batu Tara and Makian). This doesn’t mean mention the activity at…

The Decade Volcanoes

Ulawun Volcano, Papau New Guinea, one of the “Decade Volcanoes” There was some discussion earlier about the so-called “Decade Volcanoes”, so I thought I’d elaborate a bit on them (doubly so in light of certain other lists.) These volcanoes are defined by IAVCEI – the International Association of Volcanology and the Chemistry of the Earth’s…

Its been a busy week for volcanoes between the headline capturing Tongan and Alaska eruptions. Catch up on what you might have missed with the latest SI/USGS Weekly Volcano Report (for 3/18-3/24). Highlights (beyond Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai and Redoubt) include: Galeras, Colombia has settled down a bit More block-and-ash flows from the two dome…

The fountains of Etna

Over the weekend, Mt. Etna (Italy) had some spectacular Strombolian fire-fountaining. Lucky for us, Marco Fulle and a group went up to the summit on Friday (the 13th) and got some great pictures of the current (ongoing) eruption which have been posted on Stromboli Online. Sounds like the eruption has been increasing in the past…