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Hard to believe, but there is other volcano-related news in the world … So, with all deference to Eyjafjallajokull, here it is: Dome collapse on Colima in Mexico, image taken March 30, 2010. The new Smithsonian/USGS GVP Weekly Volcano Activity Report was issued, with news about increasing signs of activity at Egon in Indonesia, a…

Some news for a busy Tuesday: The crater at Poas volcano in Costa Rica, taken February 25, 2010. Image courtesy of OVSICORI by Federico Chavarria. After the MSNBC debacle, it is nice to see some good articles on why the Chilean earthquake was overall less disastrous than the Haitian earthquake, why the tsunami wasn’t as…

First off, I wanted to thank all of the Eruptions readers for making January the most popular month ever on this blog. I suppose I should give an assist to Yellowstone, but really, thanks for coming to the blog, reading the posts and engaging in all the great discussions that go on within its (cyber)walls.…

The southern Washington (and northern Oregon) Cascades, with Hood (foreground), St. Helens and Adams (middle) and Rainier (background). Remember a few months ago when an abstract from a meeting got people are ruffled because the study said there was a “giant magma chamber” feeding all three of St. Helens, Adams and Rainier in the Cascades?…

Some brief tidbits for your Wednesday: The view of Mt. Saint Helens from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. There is a decent article about research being done at a dissected caldera system in the Italian Alps’ Sesia Valley. The caldera in question is the Permian in age (248-298 million years old) so don’t expect to find…

Redoubt steaming in early 2009. Image courtesy of Calvin Hall. It has been a while since we spoke of Redoubt, but now it seems the reason why might be that the eruption is ending. AVO lowered the Alert Level at Redoubt to Yellow from Orange, indicating that they believe the volcano is less likely to…

Mt. Saint Helens: Supervolcano?

Mt. Saint Helens in Washington state, USA I’m back from my sojourn to New England and its time to play catch up. First things first! There has been a lot of chatter in my inbox and on the comments here at Eruptions about the study/press release from Graham Hill’s research group talking about the potential…

Friday Flotsam

Pohutu Geyser in Rotorua, New Zealand. Image taken by Erik Klemetti in January 2009. It has been busy busy week for me, capped off today with a talk about my field work in New Zealand (see above), so I don’t have much to say. Not much new news today about the Saudi Arabian earthquake swarms,…

Mount Saint Helens less than 30 seconds after a sector collapse that triggered one of the largest eruptions in the Cascades in the last 500 years. Today is the 29th anniversary of the dramatic eruption of Mount Saint Helens in Washington state. The eruption dramatically changed the landscape around the volcano along with greatly increasing…

Mount Saint Helens in review

Image courtesy of USGS/CVO, taken March 8, 2005 from the Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, WA For those of you looking for something to relax with and read this weekend, you could wander over to the USGS website and download yourself a copy (for free and legally) of “A Volcano Rekindled: the Renewed Eruption of Mount…