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Classes starting today, so I have to be brief: Unique twin ash plumes from Sinabung in Indonesia, erupting on August 29, 2010. Sinabung The Indonesian volcano continues to experience explosions, which one last night (well, last night here in Ohio) that prompted an ash advisory for aircraft up to 6,100 m / 20,000 feet, although…

A busy day for Etna and Galeras

Today was a doubleheader for volcanic eruptions in the news: Today’s explosive eruption from Mt. Etna. Image courtesy of the INGV. As I briefly mentioned earlier, Galeras in Colombia had an “atypical” eruption – apparently meaning it was non-explosive – that has prompted evacuations and a change in the alert status to “Red” for the…

Quick hits to wrap up the week: Looking into a skylight at Kilauea. Image taken July 8, 2010, courtesy of HVO/USGS. Following up some news about Changbaishan/Changbai caldera in North Korea, Yang Qingfu, director of earthquake and volcano analysis and forecast center with the seismology bureau of northeast China’s Jilin Province, says that the volcano…

Looking for some volcano news – you’ve found it. A shot of volcano “tourists” near the erupting Pacaya. Photo by the Associated Press. Eruptions reader Dr. Boris Behncke dropped a note that Kilauea has not one but two active lava lakes right now. The lava lakes can be seen on the webcams for the Halema`uma`u…

Time to play a little catch up … Eyjafjallajökull erupting in early May. Image by and courtesy of Martin Rietze. A brief update on our friend Eyjafjallajökull – the eruption plume from the volcano was considerably taller yesterday, reaching 6-9 km (20,000-30,000 feet), but prevailing winds meant the ash hazard was confined to areas in…

Webcam capture of Eyjafjallajökull erupting on May 2, 2010. You can see the steam plume on the middle flanks of the volcano – this is likely a lava flow coming from the summit vents. A brief update on activity at Eyjafjallajökull: Overnight, the lava flows from Eyjafjallajökull could be seen in the crater of the…

A shot from the Hekla webcam showing the glow from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull that started March 20, 2010. Quick note, but for those of you who have been following the seismicity at Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland, there is news from Iceland that an eruption has started. I will post more details as I can find…

Mt. Baker in the northern Cascades of Washington. One of the best websites dedicated to any volcano is the Mt. Baker Volcano Research Center – hosted by Western Washington University. I’ve talked about it before, but David Tucker and his associates have put together an excellent resource on this (at least in my opinion) woefully…

Not a lot of big news, but a lot of little news: Soufriere Hills at night during the late January 2010 dome growth episode. Note the hot rock falls from the collapsing dome. Image courtesy of Photovolcanica. This might not be new, but Dr. Boris Behncke brought the new webcam at the rim of Chaiten…