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Friday Flotsam

The Q&A post will be coming over the weekend (there’s still time to send me a question!) Icy cold volcanoes (well, geysers) on Enceladus, a moon of Saturn. In the meantime, here are a few quick hits: Mt. Cleveland in the Aleutians had a small eruption. The plume was only ~15,000 feet / ~3 km.…

Sarychev Peak erupting on June 12th. Image taken on the ISS, courtesy of the NASA EO. The eruption as Sarychev Peak seems to be waning a bit, at least according to some of the latest images from the NASA Earth Observatory’s collection of MODIS shots. The ash plume is less prominent – and strikingly more…

Your weekly dose of volcano news brought you by the Smithsonian Institute GVP and the USGS. This week’s highlights (not counting Sarychev Peak and Turrialba) include: 13,000 foot / 4 km ash plumes from Rinjani in Indonesia. This is part of the continuing eruption there. The alert level was lowered at Galeras, Colombia to “Orange”…

Flight path for Continental Flight 009 from Newark to Tokyo, diverted back to Newark due to the threat of ash from Sarychev Peak. Image courtesy of Flight Aware. The eruption at Sarychev Peak is continuing to disrupt all sorts of flights that head towards Asia. There are lots of unhappy travelers who have had to…

Matua Islands (also known as Matsuwa Island), home of Sarychev Peak. The eruption of Sarychev Peak in the Kuril Islands has been wreaking havoc on flights to and from Asia for the past few days (as many Eruptions readers can attest). You can see the latest VAAC (Volcano Ash Advisory Center) statement here that shows…

Sarychev Peak in the Kuril Islands in 2007, the source of the large ash column currently disrupting transpacific air traffic. It seems that the eruption at Sarychev Peak in the Kuril Islands of Russia might be a lot bigger than it first seemed. I’ve gotten a couple reports of flights to Tokyo from North America…

Sarychev Peak in Russia erupting on June 14, 2009. Image courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory. The transpacific air routes over the Aleutians, the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Kuril Islands are a prime location for the threat of ash to commercial aviation. Many of these volcanoes, especially on the western side of the Pacific Ocean…