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Our tour of the Marianas begins SW of Guam. In this area the volcanoes are submerged and make up a region known as the Southern Seamount Province. Our first stop is Tracey Seamount, which lies 30 km west of Guam. Tracey is a ~2 km tall cone and volume of ~45 km3 It is one…

This week I welcome Dr. Ed Kohut as a guest blogger here on Eruptions (while I am off in the Sierras doing some field work). I’ve known Ed for 10 years now – we were both graduate students in igneous petrology at Oregon State University – and we are both Massachusetts natives. Ed was in…

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…

Mount Pagan in the Mariana Islands erupting on April 15, 2009. Image courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory. Up until fairly recently, a lot of volcanoes got away with erupting without anyone knowing the better. However, with all the “eyes in the sky” we have these days, even remote oceanic volcanoes get caught in the…