Anak Krakatau https://scienceblogs.com/ en SI/USGS Weekly Volcano Activity Report for 10/28-11/3/2009 https://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/11/05/siusgs-weekly-volcano-activity-24 <span>SI/USGS Weekly Volcano Activity Report for 10/28-11/3/2009</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The <a href="http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/index.cfm?wvarweek=20091028" target="_blank">latest of volcano news</a> from around the world, brought to you by the USGS and Smithsonian Institute Global Volcanism Program (and especially Sally Kuhn Sennert!)</p> <p>Highlights this week include:</p> <ul><li><strong>Karangetang</strong> in Indonesia produced a couple 3 km/10,000 foot steam-and-ash plumes according to reports from pilots.</li> <li><strong>Soufriere Hills</strong> on the island on Montserrat has had quite a few pyroclastic flows over the last few weeks since the volcano started erupting again. Mix that with some heavy rainfall and lahars were produced as well.</li> <li>The alert level is still at Orange at <strong>Karymsky</strong> in Kamchatka, which produced a number of ~3.7 km/12,100 foot ash plumes.</li> <li>Lava flows from the Thanksgiving Eve Breakout at <strong>Kilauea</strong> continued to flow towards the ocean, while the Halema'uma'u vent continued to steam from the lava pond near the surface at the vent. The NASA Earth Observatory posted <a href="http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=41011" target="_blank">an image today of the current Kilauea lava flows</a>.</li> <li>The alert level at <strong>Anak Krakatau</strong> in Indonesia were lowered this week, back to 2 (out of 4) after both seismicity and plumes have tailed off since August.</li> </ul></div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/eklemetti" lang="" about="/author/eklemetti" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eklemetti</a></span> <span>Thu, 11/05/2009 - 09:33</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/anak-krakatau" hreflang="en">Anak Krakatau</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/ash-plumes" hreflang="en">ash plumes</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/basaltic-eruption" hreflang="en">basaltic eruption</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/global-volcanism-program" hreflang="en">Global Volcanism Program</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/indonesia" hreflang="en">indonesia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/karangetang" hreflang="en">Karangetang</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/karymsky" hreflang="en">Karymsky</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/kilauea" hreflang="en">Kilauea</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/lahar" hreflang="en">lahar</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/montserrat" hreflang="en">Montserrat</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/nasa-earth-observatory" hreflang="en">NASA Earth Observatory</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/pyroclastic-flow" hreflang="en">pyroclastic flow</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/remote-sensing" hreflang="en">remote sensing</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/russia" hreflang="en">russia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/satellite-images" hreflang="en">Satellite images</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/smithsonian-institution" hreflang="en">Smithsonian Institution</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/soufriere-hills" hreflang="en">Soufriere Hills</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/usgs" hreflang="en">USGS</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcanic-hazards" hreflang="en">volcanic hazards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcano-monitoring" hreflang="en">volcano monitoring</a></div> </div> </div> <section> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187922" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1257583455"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>DEAR MY FAR FRIENDS,</p> <p>IF YOU HAD SOME DATAS ABOUT DISASTER SUCH AS EARTHQUAKE,ERUPTIONS OR EXTREME WEATHER OR ETC PLEASE SEND ME SOME FREE ALERT VIA MY EMAIL OR MY ESIA CELL AT 62 22 91323778.BECAUSE I REALY NEED THOSE DATAS TO PREVENT A LOT OF DISASTER VICTIMS OUTCOME IN MY COUNTRY (INDONESIA). TO HELP INDONESIAN GOVERMENT PREVENTING ANY DISASTER.AFTER I RECIEVE IT I WOULD SPREAD IT TO ALL LOCALS &amp; DISTRIC OF INDONESIAN DISASTER RELIEF (SAR) AND SOME TV/RADIO STATIONS.</p> <p>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.<br /> BEST REGARDS,<br /> ASEP</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187922&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="CiR6DGjbfEZvKaqCGAi1rzR-v8TPIpMe2KA4HXd-wLg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="Asep Abdul Hamid Holili">Asep Abdul Ham… (not verified)</span> on 07 Nov 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187922">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187923" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1289225207"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Anytime I here on this, it is usually the same. At last someone has given a different and important perspective.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187923&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Ns8JJpD5FnVCREumYHp7LNeTLZpz4tbTMskD_saMGOU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://seoblog.intrapromote.com/2006/02/url_rewriting_d.html" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mathew Ormond (not verified)</a> on 08 Nov 2010 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187923">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187924" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1291880550"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>You are a very smart individual!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187924&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="YBs-YpGmFpfKdURxxJDYiYytMbCD4drDjDHaQB0THLc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.wwgggtzudhj.com" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Darby Leng (not verified)</a> on 09 Dec 2010 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187924">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> </section> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/eruptions/2009/11/05/siusgs-weekly-volcano-activity-24%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> Thu, 05 Nov 2009 14:33:04 +0000 eklemetti 104102 at https://scienceblogs.com Friday Flotsam https://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/07/17/friday-flotsam-7 <span>Friday Flotsam</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Some of the articles you might have missed this week ...</p> <p><img src="http://www.earthweek.com/2008/ew080307/ew080307f.jpg" /><br /><em>A lava flow from Kilauea breaks local traffic laws in the Royal Gardens subdivision, Hawai'i</em></p> <ul><li>The <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/07/evacuations_extended_around_ma.php" target="_blank">Mayon Watch</a> continues in the Philippines. No eruption yet, but some of the local newspapers are <a href="http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/regions/view/20090716-215633/Is-Mayon-nearing-eruption" target="_blank">printing stories talking about "odd animal behavior"</a> and other local "myths" about predicting the volcano, such as the wells drying up. Now, this is not to say that these things might have some predictive value (especially changes in the water table near the volcano as it inflates/deflates), but so far there are no robust scientific studies that I know of that can directly correlate animal behavior and volcanism (at least before an eruption). One possibility mentioned in the article is that the animals are noticing subtle increases in sulfur dioxide or hydrogen sulfide emissions. However, the best point made by Eduardo Laguerta of <a href="http://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/">PHIVOLCS</a> is more or less this: <em>if animals are evacuating, maybe humans should take the hint</em> (as opposed to <a href="http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/lifestyle/07/15/09/tourists-flock-mayons-danger-zone" target="_blank">doing the opposite</a>). Local authorities are doing <a href="http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/regions/view/20090715-215558/Task-Force-Mayon-to-conduct-dry-run" target="_blank">"dry runs" for potential evacuations</a>. The volcano currently sits at Alert Level 2.</li> <li>The NASA Earth Observatory had a <a href="http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=39357" target="_blank">nice image this week of activity in the Pu'u O'o crater</a> on <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/kilauea/" target="_blank">Kilauea</a>. The extent of the lava flows from this flank vent eruption is evident, with the dark black flows heading all the way down to the Pacific Ocean (~10 km / 4 miles). Plumes from the active <a href="http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cam/" target="_blank">Pu'u O'o vent</a> and an small ocean entry are visible as well. <a href="http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2009/07july/20090716lava.html" target="_blank">Lava flows from Kilauea destroyed another building</a> in the <a href="http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/2008/08_01_17.html" target="_blank">Royal Gardens subdivision</a> this week as well. Most of the damage in the subdivision is being caused by a small breakout from the lava tube system that feeds the Kupapa'u ocean entry.</li> <li>The NASA EO hit us with another <a href="http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=39369" target="_blank">great image of an erupting volcano this week</a>, this time at <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/anak_krakatau/" target="_blank">Anak Krakatau</a> (who was <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/07/astronomy_picture_of_the_day_v.php" target="_blank">popular this week</a>). This image, taken on July 7, 2009, shows the active cone on Anak Krakatau, which some nice detail on the lava / scoria flows that cut through the small bits of vegetation on the east side of the island. The Indonesian volcano currently sits at <a href="http://indahnesia.com/volcano/volcano.php" target="_blank">Alert Level 3</a></li> </ul></div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/eklemetti" lang="" about="/author/eklemetti" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eklemetti</a></span> <span>Fri, 07/17/2009 - 06:39</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/anak-krakatau" hreflang="en">Anak Krakatau</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/basaltic-eruption" hreflang="en">basaltic eruption</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/culture" hreflang="en">Culture</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/evacuations" hreflang="en">evacuations</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/hawaii-0" hreflang="en">Hawai&#039;i</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/indonesia" hreflang="en">indonesia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/kilauea" hreflang="en">Kilauea</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/mayon" hreflang="en">Mayon</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/nasa-earth-observatory" hreflang="en">NASA Earth Observatory</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/philippines" hreflang="en">Philippines</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/satellite-images" hreflang="en">Satellite images</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/science-journalism" hreflang="en">Science Journalism</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcanic-hazards" hreflang="en">volcanic hazards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcano-monitoring" hreflang="en">volcano monitoring</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcanoes-and-economy" hreflang="en">volcanoes and the economy</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcanoes-media" hreflang="en">volcanoes in the media</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/wildlife" hreflang="en">wildlife</a></div> </div> </div> <section> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187183" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1248086106"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><blockquote><p>~10 km / 4 miles</p></blockquote> <p>that must be the Hawaiian mile at 2.5 km/mile</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187183&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="gSHEA3IzZ57TeHh7ZMpvpnRVLFsw18V4dYgX-0WAs2c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mu (not verified)</span> on 20 Jul 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187183">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> </section> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/eruptions/2009/07/17/friday-flotsam-7%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> Fri, 17 Jul 2009 10:39:35 +0000 eklemetti 104018 at https://scienceblogs.com Tuesday Tidbits https://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/07/14/astronomy-picture-of-the-day-v <span>Tuesday Tidbits</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><form mt:asset-id="15931" class="mt-enclosure mt-enclosure-image" style="display: inline;"><img src="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/wp-content/blogs.dir/312/files/2012/04/i-ab58ec53b2b1d83ac29c3a626edc4b3c-krakatau_fulle_sm.jpg" alt="i-ab58ec53b2b1d83ac29c3a626edc4b3c-krakatau_fulle_sm.jpg" /></form> <p><em>Anak Krakatau erupting as seen from Rataka Island. <a href="http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090713.html" target="_blank">Image</a> taken by Marco Fulle of Stromboli Online.</em></p> <ul><li>I frequent the <a href="http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/" target="_blank">Astronomy Picture of the Day</a> website run by NASA on a daily basis. Yet somehow today I didn't check the site until well into the evening and was greeted by one of the best astronomy-volcano images I've seen in a while. Marco Fulle of <a href="http://www.swisseduc.ch/stromboli/" target="_blank">Stromboli Online</a> captured <a href="http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090713.html" target="_blank">this image of Anak Krakatau erupting </a>(in 2008 or 2009 ... its unclear in the caption) with Ursa Major rising over the volcano. There have been quite a few volcano-related images on APOD, but alas, they don't have a "volcano" category in the archives. It is well worth checking out each day if you're looking for great science imagery.</li> <li>Now that the activity at Redoubt seems to have <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/06/alert_level_at_redoubt_lowered.php" target="_blank">subsided</a>, we know that the <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/01/redoubt-oil-and-mitigation-a-tale-of-volcanism.php" target="_blank">subject of the Drift River Oil Terminal</a> would return. We now have news that <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssEnergyNews/idUSN1322614520090714" target="_blank">oil production in the Cook Inlet will resume very soon</a>, but the DROT will play <a href="http://www.ksrm.com/ksrm/news.asp?newsID=7146" target="_blank">a very different role</a>. Instead of <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/04/oil_from_the_drift_river_termi.php" target="_blank">storing oil at the Terminal</a> as was before Redoubt reawakened this year, the oil will be pumped directly from the production platforms through the terminal into the tankers, bypassing storage in the tanks. This solution is a compromise between those who think the DROT should be permanently moved and the oil producers who know that such a move could permanently stop oil production in the inlet. The DROT survived the 2009 activity at Redoubt without much damage and the rest of the oil in the storage tanks at the facility will be moved by mid August. <a href="http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Redoubt.php" target="_blank">Redoubt remains on Yellow Alert</a>.<br /></li></ul></div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/eklemetti" lang="" about="/author/eklemetti" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eklemetti</a></span> <span>Mon, 07/13/2009 - 21:28</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/alaska" hreflang="en">Alaska</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/anak-krakatau" hreflang="en">Anak Krakatau</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/explosive-eruption" hreflang="en">explosive eruption</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/indonesia" hreflang="en">indonesia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/redoubt" hreflang="en">Redoubt</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/united-states" hreflang="en">united states</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcanoes-and-economy" hreflang="en">volcanoes and the economy</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcanoes-media" hreflang="en">volcanoes in the media</a></div> </div> </div> <section> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187164" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1247545369"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>I like the way the stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper are pointing at the volcano. :-)</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187164&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="-03wSF8opzDWZ4oDH2wugaXHpmREy4MxZLKYj5CFEUw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Len (not verified)</span> on 14 Jul 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187164">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187165" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1247634459"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>the whole series of Krakatau is awesome (the above pic is in the series from 4-8 June 2009).. in fact you can spend a good hour or two going through the pictures on Krakatau alone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.swisseduc.ch/stromboli/perm/krakatau/krakatau-storm-stars-en.html?id=0">http://www.swisseduc.ch/stromboli/perm/krakatau/krakatau-storm-stars-en…</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187165&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="dsOYVG892myqfXbIpcuv-AfL-l1Y4aZwY5LqunmMxZM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Bruce (not verified)</span> on 15 Jul 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187165">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187166" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1247636239"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>This certainly is a right place a the right time kind of shot! Very nice find!!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187166&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="HJKVr3B1TBYLxXjwWdpnLs7rN6wPpymqDcTy-TBY_kg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Melissa (not verified)</span> on 15 Jul 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187166">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187167" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1247657951"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Great photo; can I say that Marco has an artist's eye for composition as well</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187167&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="qPBrKFgTeUzNsh7ZiWdwtiOIsYcrBStvGFGZ3XNJhUk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mike don (not verified)</span> on 15 Jul 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187167">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> </section> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/eruptions/2009/07/14/astronomy-picture-of-the-day-v%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> Tue, 14 Jul 2009 01:28:59 +0000 eklemetti 104015 at https://scienceblogs.com SI/USGS Weekly Volcano Activity Report for 7/1-7/2009 https://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/07/08/siusgs-weekly-volcano-activity-13 <span>SI/USGS Weekly Volcano Activity Report for 7/1-7/2009</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><a href="http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/">All the volcano news</a> that is fit to print, all thanks to the <a href="http://www.volcano.si.edu/">USGS/Smithsonian GVP</a>!</p> <p>Highlights (not include <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/07/new_eruption_in_ethiopia.php">Manda Hararo</a>, <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/07/halemaumau_rockfall_update_lav.php">Kilauea</a> and <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/mayon/">Mayon</a>) include</p> <ul><li><strong>San Miguel</strong> in El Salvador has been experiencing increased seismicity. The last time the volcano erupted was in 2002.</li> <li>A pilot spotted a ~10,000 foot / 3 km ash plume emanating from <strong>Anak Krakatau</strong> in Indonesia.</li> <li>Another ash plume, this time at <strong>Ubinas</strong>, Peru, was spotted by pilots rising to ~6.7-9.1 km / 20-30,000 feet.</li> <li>Explosions were heard from <strong>Suwanose-jima</strong> in Japan, but no associated ash plumes were spotted.</li> <li>It sounds like a lava dome has been spotted at <strong><a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/sarychev_peak/">Sarychev Peak</a></strong> in the Kuril Islands of Russia. An "intense thermal anomaly" was noted at the summit in satellite images and gas/steam plumes have been seen each day. However, no new ash plumes have been noticed since June 16.</li> </ul></div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/eklemetti" lang="" about="/author/eklemetti" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eklemetti</a></span> <span>Wed, 07/08/2009 - 08:53</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/anak-krakatau" hreflang="en">Anak Krakatau</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/ash-fall" hreflang="en">Ash fall</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/el-salvador" hreflang="en">El Salvador</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/ethiopia" hreflang="en">Ethiopia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/global-volcanism-program" hreflang="en">Global Volcanism Program</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/hawaii-0" hreflang="en">Hawai&#039;i</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/indonesia" hreflang="en">indonesia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/japan-1" hreflang="en">japan</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/kilauea" hreflang="en">Kilauea</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/manda-hararo" hreflang="en">Manda Hararo</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/mayon" hreflang="en">Mayon</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/peru" hreflang="en">peru</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/philippines" hreflang="en">Philippines</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/remote-sensing" hreflang="en">remote sensing</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/russia" hreflang="en">russia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/san-miguel" hreflang="en">San Miguel</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/sarychev-peak" hreflang="en">Sarychev Peak</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/seismicity" hreflang="en">seismicity</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/smithsonian-institution" hreflang="en">Smithsonian Institution</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/suwanosejima" hreflang="en">Suwanosejima</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/ubinas" hreflang="en">Ubinas</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/united-states" hreflang="en">united states</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/usgs" hreflang="en">USGS</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcanic-hazards" hreflang="en">volcanic hazards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcano-monitoring" hreflang="en">volcano monitoring</a></div> </div> </div> <section> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187139" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1247079198"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>pretty interesting seismogram at yellowstone today: </p> <p><a href="http://www.seis.utah.edu/helicorder/heli/yellowstone/Uuss.LKWY_SHZ_US.2009070800.gif">http://www.seis.utah.edu/helicorder/heli/yellowstone/Uuss.LKWY_SHZ_US.2…</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187139&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="6BjNeakszvntH6AVt2djEmgW8uL-c2v54XW5Hw3scjI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">doug (not verified)</span> on 08 Jul 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187139">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187140" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1247113885"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>A couple of days ago an ash cloud from Sarychev reached Finland, about 8000 km away in west. It was flying high in the stratosphere. The weather camera of Tampere amateur astronomers recorded it:<br /><a href="http://picasaweb.google.fi/TaUrsa.albumit/TorninSaakameranKohokohtaOtoksia#5355408825838743954">http://picasaweb.google.fi/TaUrsa.albumit/TorninSaakameranKohokohtaOtok…</a></p> <p>The camera points north. And yes, at this time of the year the Sun really sets almost due north. And pops up again pretty soon. Latitude is about 61.5N.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187140&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="aa7BY7flWFy3UtJwdGbsM8RKbJtyparQDbx2AWZ7Jrk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Lassi Hippeläinen (not verified)</span> on 09 Jul 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187140">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187141" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1247133752"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>AVO responded to an emailed inquiry on the persistent strong SO2 signals observed for several weeks over the Aleutians - enough to make me wonder if there was a local source of emissions. They confirmed the source as Sarychev.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187141&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="3FPXvmPCgeN4Kvt2DEEYrZe6Pu2398lG_LxLua_ERXc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Intuit (not verified)</span> on 09 Jul 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187141">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187142" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1247148301"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Interesting Doug. Thanks for the heads up. </p> <p>Looking at the location of that web recorder, is that not the focus of the earthquake swarm from a few months back?</p> <p><a href="http://www.seis.utah.edu/helicorder/GIFs/misc/ynpwebcord.gif">http://www.seis.utah.edu/helicorder/GIFs/misc/ynpwebcord.gif</a></p> <p>Recorder LKYW</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187142&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="KZoqhajIUoVbQzLYm35TU8gYZzhZAOmpGHNAuRnsIQc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">theroachman (not verified)</span> on 09 Jul 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187142">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187143" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1247148747"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>That be recorder LKWY located on the north end of Yellowstone Lake</p> <p>Lassi<br /> Cool time lapse thank you for sharing</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187143&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Dp2sNfIl8ONvQ4tnCZRFs67wd1n0EiBW1CjhbRjrXCA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">theroachman (not verified)</span> on 09 Jul 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187143">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> </section> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/eruptions/2009/07/08/siusgs-weekly-volcano-activity-13%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> Wed, 08 Jul 2009 12:53:28 +0000 eklemetti 104010 at https://scienceblogs.com Tuesday Tidbits https://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/06/23/tuesday-tidbits-1 <span>Tuesday Tidbits</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>A few quick news bits ... and thanks for <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/06/send_me_your_volcano_questions.php">the questions so far</a>. Keep 'em coming!</p> <p><img src="http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41892000/jpg/_41892368_ecuadorfive.jpg" /><br /><em>Tungurahua, Ecuador erupting in 2006.</em></p> <ul><li><a href="http://www.eltelegrafo.com.ec/provincias/noticia/archive/provincias/2009/06/23/El-volc_E100_n-Tungurahua-registr_F300_-leves-erupciones.aspx">Ash fall from Tungurahua</a> (<em>in spanish</em>) in Ecuador is affecting the farm towns around the volcano. Farmers in Manzano, a village nearby, fear the ash is significant enough to damage their crops. <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/tungurahua/">The volcano</a> itself is throwing incandescent bombs near the vent along with producing copious ash.</li> <li>There is a nice piece in the <em>News Tribune</em> about how <a href="http://www.thenewstribune.com/business/story/785553.html">Alaska Airlines handled the eruption of Mt. Redoubt</a> near Anchorage <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/03/redoubt_erupts_1.php">this March</a>. It is nice to get some insight into how airlines deal with the threat of ash from start to finish. As with any event like this, the experience will help: <em>"We don't look forward to having to do this again, but we know now we'll all be able to cope."</em></li> <li>We already know about the <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/05/alert_level_raised_at_anak_kra.php">increased activity at Anak Krakatau</a> in Indonesia, but officials <a href="http://www.tempointeractive.com/hg/nusa/jawamadura/2009/06/22/brk,20090622-183252,uk.html">reinforced the ban of tourists and fisherman</a> from within 2 km of the volcano. It remains at alert level III.</li> </ul></div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/eklemetti" lang="" about="/author/eklemetti" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eklemetti</a></span> <span>Tue, 06/23/2009 - 09:23</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/alaska" hreflang="en">Alaska</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/anak-krakatau" hreflang="en">Anak Krakatau</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/ash-fall" hreflang="en">Ash fall</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/aviation" hreflang="en">aviation</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/ecuador" hreflang="en">Ecuador</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/indonesia" hreflang="en">indonesia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/krakatau" hreflang="en">Krakatau</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/redoubt" hreflang="en">Redoubt</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/tungurahua" hreflang="en">Tungurahua</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/united-states" hreflang="en">united states</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcanic-hazards" hreflang="en">volcanic hazards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcano-monitoring" hreflang="en">volcano monitoring</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcanoes-and-economy" hreflang="en">volcanoes and the economy</a></div> </div> </div> <section> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187038" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1245774793"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p><i>We already know about the increased activity at Anak Krakatau in Indonesia, but officials reinforced the ban of tourists and fisherman from within 2 km of the volcano.</i></p> <p>How big is the island of Anak Krakatau? Does this 2 km limit keep people from landing on the island? Are there buoys that boats can't pass so they don't venture into the exclusion zone? Is that 2 km from the caldera or from the base? How does one know where the base line is? At least in baseball there is a chalk line. I'm not trying to be snarky (well I'm not trying to get caught being snarky). Where would I go to find this info? Wikipedia doesn't cover these questions?</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187038&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="6f3Fc5Iq86EuyGft894A40Oo8B1auqiLBh0JumZSfgQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Patrick (not verified)</span> on 23 Jun 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187038">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187039" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1245775421"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Patrick - In terms of figuring out what the 2-km exclusion zone represents, your best bet might be to look at Google Earth. I took a quick look at anything 2-km from the vent would encompass the entire island. If you look at 2-km from the island shoreline - well, it doesn't really change much because there is nothing within 2 km of the shoreline (the outer islands of what is left of the pre-1885 Krakatau are all &gt;2.5 km away from Anak). As for how anyone would know they are too close, well, that I'm not too sure about - there might be markers (anybody want to chime in here?) but my guess is they are relying on people to check the warnings before they head out and use charts to make sure they stay far enough away. However, I'd check with the local officials if you plan to head out that way to be sure.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187039&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="3_TJugZb1g8o6_nCF74kud_nQrs4fDi4Tm7vKg5XZ4U"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Erik Klemetti (not verified)</a> on 23 Jun 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187039">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187040" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1245775825"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Thank you Dr. It sounds like a long drive from Pennsylvania.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187040&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="grk2SqmqYSCljZKSLrnYz0GZPrLxUPVnaCSwQak601I"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Patrick (not verified)</span> on 23 Jun 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187040">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187041" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1245818918"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Patrick, honestly i think that under no circumstances landing is an option. remember that active volcanoes are unpredictable, and even more if you are talking about Indonesian volcanoes...Taking some pics and videos from a touristic boat should be a good trasure to take back to Pennsylvania ;)</p> <p>Cheers!!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187041&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="nVLTvwNIOCqiC1P36WHEjyCI7NsC2ezfkXd4KPMALHs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">David Calvo (not verified)</span> on 24 Jun 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187041">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187042" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1245898038"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Another volcanic island with organised tourist visits would be White Island NZ. <a href="http://www.whiteisland.co.nz/white_island.html">http://www.whiteisland.co.nz/white_island.html</a></p> <p>There are webcam views. <a href="http://www.geonet.org.nz/volcano/activity/white-island/cameras/whiteisland-latest.html">http://www.geonet.org.nz/volcano/activity/white-island/cameras/whiteisl…</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187042&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Wb21wwvTTjXYKZOpNyl_doHIQbokAveU_rJODMVRgac"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Perry (not verified)</span> on 24 Jun 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187042">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187043" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1290100693"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Whats with the popup, on site is that a new thing or a error ?</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187043&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="sSkVnlhUzK8R3SkvvKfBpJsoJxTHYL_dPMjF4wmjXlg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lockerzwatch.info/movies" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">big bang (not verified)</a> on 18 Nov 2010 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187043">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187044" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1290260637"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The weather was great today then a fridge appeared and ate us.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" 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<strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Whoever says Paper beats Rock is an idiot. Next time I see someone say that I will throw a rock at them while they hold up a sheet of paper</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187045&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Aygqo8dI_1il9aGNPCa-khUsH27oCQpcIXxzS1yMaaI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hudeem-vmeste.ru/" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Raylene Boratko (not verified)</a> on 20 Nov 2010 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187045">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187046" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1290385578"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>I could not have stated this far better myself. Great Content!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187046&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="X26YhdV-P4fkFiwX2pQn1svLBfyewCf_peXT5nESqXA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.refrigeratorwaterfilterreplacement.org/ge-fridge-water-filters.html" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Margeret Cunningham (not verified)</a> on 21 Nov 2010 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187046">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187047" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1290535819"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Good stuff. Looking forward to reading more from you.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187047&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="8AYg5u_buSqUFgvd5m-j6JyZf7JKTC4IIPXYH3gvBU4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://evanstonpizzadelivery.com" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Evanston Pizza (not verified)</a> on 23 Nov 2010 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187047">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2187048" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1290858331"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Una empresa que ayuda a hacer de este un mundo mejor -- (A company that helps make this a better world --). GRACIAS. - Work is a necessary evil to be avoided. Mark Twain 1835 1910</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2187048&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="WHhu7BYgWpcyFjNvY88iAoqS2iDPS9r9IE89je-3HVg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://riverwalknetwork.com/overseaspropertytvmagazine/?p=40" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kelly Balque (not verified)</a> on 27 Nov 2010 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2187048">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> </section> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/eruptions/2009/06/23/tuesday-tidbits-1%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> Tue, 23 Jun 2009 13:23:34 +0000 eklemetti 103996 at https://scienceblogs.com Monday Mulligans https://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/06/15/monday-mulligans-1 <span>Monday Mulligans</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>I won't try to recap all the news from last week, but I did notice a few articles from this weekend worth noting:</p> <p><img src="http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/centraloregon/local-resources/images/aboutus-photos/23789l.jpg" width="400" /><br /><em>The Big Obsidian Flow at Newberry Volcano. This rhyolite lava flow erupted at ~1,300 years ago.</em></p> <ul><li>Geologists in Greece are <a href="http://www.grreporter.info/statiaen.php?mysid=2180&amp;t=18&amp;SESID=7abt3n45v1b160682hiu9kjsh0">keeping an eye on a submarine volcano</a> called Columbus. Apparently a number of M4+ earthquakes have been reported, the sea floor has deformed and there have been "hot air eruption" (? ... I am a little skeptical of the last one without more details). The article is a little fuzzy on the details: the volcano is 6.5 <em>meters</em> southeast of Santorini and the <a href="http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0102-04=">Santorini Group</a> of volcanoes appeared "<em>13 years ago</em>" - it seems like something was lost in translation. Additionally, the GVP doesn't have a record of any volcano named "Columbus", but my guess is that this is a missed translation of "Colombo Bank". In the linked article, Martin Heds mentions that "Columbus" last erupted in 1650 and <a href="http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0102-04=&amp;volpage=erupt">"Colombo Bank", a maar, erupted in 1650</a> (to the tune of a VEI 4). Why the volcano is called "smoldering" in the article title is a little beyond me.</li> <li>In some sad news, Global Volcanism Founder and former Director <a href="http://www.volcano.si.edu/info/simkin/">Dr. Tom Simkin died</a> late last week after a battle with cancer. I, for one, have <a href="http://mineralsciences.si.edu/staff/pages/simkin.htm">a number of books</a> with which he was involved, including <em>Krakatau 1883: The Volcanic Eruption and its Effects</em>. It is hard to overestimate the importance of the role he played in modern volcanology. He was 75.</li> <li>One bit of news from last week was the release by the USGS HVO of <a href="http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea/update/archive/2009/Jun/HMMvent_04June2009_web.mov">some great video of the new lava lake</a> at <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/kilauea/">Kilauea</a> in Halema'uam'a. You can never complain about an excellent video of a churning cauldron of red-hot lava (thanks to Mariek Schmidt for the link).</li> <li>Tom Pfeiffer of <a href="http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-tours/adventure-travel.html">Volcano Discovery</a> offers some more <a href="http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-tours/photos/krakatau/june09.html">eye candy of an expedition to </a><a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/anak_krakatau/">Anak Krakatau</a> in early June of this year. There are some great shots of the Strombolian activity from the new main crater. He adds "<em>Anak Krakatau continues to display strong strombolian activity, often accompanied by loud blasts, from a new vent located between the old summit crater and the 2007 crater. This activity has essentially filled the 2007 crater with a new cinder cone and 'healed' the 2007 scar.</em>"</li> <li>Finally, there was <a href="http://www.oregonlive.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2009/06/newberry_oregons_absentee_volc.html">a nice piece</a> on <em>Oregon Live/The Oregonian</em> that sums up the history of <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/newberry/">Newberry Volcano</a> near Bend, Oregon. Newberry does tend to languish in the figurative shadow of nearby Crater Lake, but if you're ever in the area, Newberry is well worth the trip. Craker Lake doesn't really have anything like the Newberry's <a href="http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/Newberry/EruptiveHistory/latest_eruptive_event_big_obsidian_flow.html">Big Obsidian Flow</a>.</li> </ul></div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/eklemetti" lang="" about="/author/eklemetti" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eklemetti</a></span> <span>Sun, 06/14/2009 - 22:49</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/anak-krakatau" hreflang="en">Anak Krakatau</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/cascades" hreflang="en">cascades</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/colombo-bank" hreflang="en">Colombo Bank</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/eruption-video" hreflang="en">eruption video</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/global-volcanism-program" hreflang="en">Global Volcanism Program</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/greece" hreflang="en">Greece</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/hawaii-0" hreflang="en">Hawai&#039;i</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/indonesia" hreflang="en">indonesia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/kilauea" hreflang="en">Kilauea</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/newberry" hreflang="en">Newberry</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/santorini" hreflang="en">Santorini</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/science-journalism" hreflang="en">Science Journalism</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/speculation" hreflang="en">speculation</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/undersea-volcanism" hreflang="en">Undersea volcanism</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcanic-hazards" hreflang="en">volcanic hazards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcano-monitoring" hreflang="en">volcano monitoring</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcano-scientist" hreflang="en">volcano scientist</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcanoes-media" hreflang="en">volcanoes in the media</a></div> </div> </div> <section> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186952" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1245041231"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Keeping a seismic eye on Greece:</p> <p>Centre Sismologique Euro-Méditerranéen<br /> European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre<br /><a href="http://www.emsc-csem.org/index.php?page=home">http://www.emsc-csem.org/index.php?page=home</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186952&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="sZzs8oRHUreMbgNdzzxz7u8ow-bFS4JTKJq5DgtXf7E"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://flyingsnail.com/AmateurRadio/ARPSN.html" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Curtis (not verified)</a> on 15 Jun 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186952">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186953" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1245070307"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Fascinating piece on Colombo. I don't know, Erik, are there entirely submarine maars? A 470m cone with a 1.5km crater doesn't sound like any maar I know about; oddly the proportions are like Coseguina in Nicaragua, only half the size (Coseguina: 872m cone with 2x2.4 km caldera)</p> <p>One things for sure, it's dangerous, since the 1650 eruption caused fatalities on Thera ("gas"???)</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186953&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="BU8m-ry3GXrx3J79Jz1lSTnmgLOcHSC319ziRm5AZA4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mike don (not verified)</span> on 15 Jun 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186953">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186954" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1245126956"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>This site: <a href="http://ismosav.santorini.net">http://ismosav.santorini.net</a> may not be up to date but there is currently no mention of any tremor in the Santorini area since May 23rd. There is a hazard zonation map via the "download" link that shows the location of Colombo in relation to Thera.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186954&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="U_uklmq_BXrgZdLMZCUxEbuzJGX-sk386Po3mwke9hA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Marc (not verified)</span> on 16 Jun 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186954">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" 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Listed in the update are no less than 5 volcanoes were activity is being seen or is on the increase (<a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/06/increased_activity_evacuations.php" target="_blank">Karangetang</a>, <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/slamet/" target="_blank">Slamet</a>, <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/dukono/" target="_blank">Dukono</a>, <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/batu_tara/" target="_blank">Batu Tara</a> and <a href="http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0608-07=" target="_blank">Makian</a>). This doesn't mean mention the activity at <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/anak_krakatau/" target="_blank">Anak Krakatau</a>, <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/rinjani/">Rinjani</a> or <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/semeru/" target="_blank">Semeru</a>. Amazing.</p> <p>Anyway, highlights - not counting Indonesia or the <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/06/wednesday_whatzits_2.php" target="_blank">South American trio</a> - from this week's report (as usual aptly put together by Sally Kuhn Sennert) include:</p> <ul><li>A ~8,000 foot / 2.4 km ash and steam plume from <strong>Bagana</strong> in Papua New Guinea.</li> <li>Thermal anomalies and ash plumes of up to 8,000 feet / 2.4 km from the two domes continuing to grow at <strong>Chaiten</strong>, Chile.</li> <li>Active lava flows from a fissure on the east side of <strong>Etna</strong>, Italy.</li> <li><a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/06/wednesday_whatzits_2.php#comments" target="_blank">As mentioned by <em>Eruptions</em> reader Boris Bechnke</a>, <strong>Llaima</strong> in Chile is showing evidence for a small extrusion of lava from the summit cone fissure.</li> <li>Small pyroclastic flows, explosions and minor ash fall from <strong>Soufriere Hills</strong> on Montserrat.</li> </ul></div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/eklemetti" lang="" about="/author/eklemetti" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eklemetti</a></span> <span>Wed, 06/03/2009 - 17:02</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/anak-krakatau" hreflang="en">Anak Krakatau</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/ash-fall" hreflang="en">Ash fall</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/bagana" hreflang="en">Bagana</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/batu-tara" hreflang="en">Batu Tara</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/chaiten" hreflang="en">Chaiten</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/chile" hreflang="en">Chile</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/dukono" hreflang="en">Dukono</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/etna" hreflang="en">Etna</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/global-volcanism-program" hreflang="en">Global Volcanism Program</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/indonesia" hreflang="en">indonesia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/italy" hreflang="en">italy</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/karangetang" hreflang="en">Karangetang</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/lava-flows" hreflang="en">lava flows</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/llaima" hreflang="en">Llaima</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/papua-new-guinea" hreflang="en">papua new guinea</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/rinjani" hreflang="en">Rinjani</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/semeru" hreflang="en">Semeru</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/slamet" hreflang="en">Slamet</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/smithsonian-institution" hreflang="en">Smithsonian Institution</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/soufriere-hills" hreflang="en">Soufriere Hills</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcanic-hazards" hreflang="en">volcanic hazards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcano-monitoring" hreflang="en">volcano monitoring</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/makian" hreflang="en">Makian</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/lava-flows" hreflang="en">lava flows</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcanic-hazards" hreflang="en">volcanic hazards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcano-monitoring" hreflang="en">volcano monitoring</a></div> </div> </div> <section> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186875" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1244107258"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>hi Erik</p> <p>SGS has started publishing daily report on its website.<br /> the daily report is written by arabic language so I'll put the link with google's translator.<br /> I hope it will be helpful for you.<br /><a href="http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=hp&amp;hl=ar&amp;js=n&amp;u=http://www.sgs.org.sa/arabic/index.cfm%3Fsec%3D1%26sub%3D3%26page%3Dnews.cfm&amp;sl=ar&amp;tl=en&amp;history_state0=">http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=hp&amp;hl=ar&amp;js=n&amp;u=http://www.s…</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186875&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="zlegs56DGHggGAXuajgSGCeR6SzCGg0YE5L4I8BY3_0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ALBALAWI (not verified)</span> on 04 Jun 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186875">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> </section> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/eruptions/2009/06/03/siusgs-weekly-volcano-activity-9%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> Wed, 03 Jun 2009 21:02:39 +0000 eklemetti 103980 at https://scienceblogs.com Friday Fungoes https://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/05/29/friday-fungoes <span>Friday Fungoes</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Here's some news bits for all you volcanophiles. Enjoy the weekend!</p> <form mt:asset-id="13934" class="mt-enclosure mt-enclosure-image" style="display: inline;"><img src="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/wp-content/blogs.dir/312/files/2012/04/i-544ff328656a04e9b590004e55e5dd04-ubinas3_sm.jpg" alt="i-544ff328656a04e9b590004e55e5dd04-ubinas3_sm.jpg" /></form> <p><em>Ubinas in Peru steaming away in June 2007. Image courtesy of <strong>Eruptions</strong> reader Mike Lyvers.</em></p> <ul><li><a href="http://www.abc.es/20090529/nacional-sociedad/enorme-erupcion-volcanica-causo-20090529.html" target="_blank">There</a> has been <a href="http://g1.globo.com/Noticias/Tecnologia/0,,MUL1171864-6174,00-VULCAO+CAUSOU+TRAGEDIA+AMBIENTAL+HA+MILHOES+DE+ANOS+DIZ+ESTUDO.html" target="_blank">a lot</a> of <a href="http://news.scotsman.com/scitech/Sea-life-was-wiped-out.5314040.jp" target="_blank">press</a> lately on <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5isDUFs6Rzw0ifE6fzKlZInzQj-OQ" target="_blank">the theory</a> that <a href="http://www.eluniversal.com/2009/05/28/ten_ava_erupcion-de-volcan-c_28A2353083.shtml" target="_blank">a large eruption</a> from an ancient volcanic field in China (the 260-million-year-old Emeishan volcanic province of southwest China) could be the culprit in the grand <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/03/2/l_032_02.html" target="_blank">Permian extinction</a>. I have to admit, I've only skimmed the surface of <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/324/5931/1179" target="_blank">this study</a>, but the work lead by Dr. Paul Wignall (a paleontologist, not a volcanologist - not that there is anything wrong with that) seems to center around the amount of sulfur dioxide released in this 500,000 km<sup>3</sup> basaltic eruption. Now some of the articles seem to be a bit confused about the science, such as <a href="http://www.uknetguide.co.uk/Latest-News/Giant-volcanic-eruption-linked-to-global-extinction-19191229.html" target="_blank">attributing the sulfur dioxide to lava flows interacting with water</a>, I think based on a comment by Dr. Wignall that a lot of steam might be produced as lava interacts with water. Of course, we can already discount the coverage in the UK venerable <em>Sun</em>, who titled their article on the study "<a href="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2453240/Eruption-nearly-wiped-out-planet.html" target="_blank">Eruption was a hel-lava blast</a>" - with an accompanying picture of a random, unrelated volcano (and the link to this on my RSS feed was called "Eruption nearly wiped out planet" ... ah, the <em>Sun</em>!)<br /> Really, I think the big news in this study was <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090528142827.htm" target="_blank">the ability to precisely date the eruption relative to the extinction</a> using radiometric data and fossil stratigraphy - however, I'm not sure if the "correlation = causation" has been fully justified yet.</li> <li>In a little less ancient news, there has been <a href="http://intranet.ingeominas.gov.co/popayan/Reporte_extraordinario_de_actividad_volcán_Nevado_del_Huila%2C_28_may_2009%2C_09:30_a.m." target="_blank">increased seismicity</a> (<em>in spanish</em>) around Nevado del Huila in Colombia. This week there were at least <a href="http://sdpnoticias.com/sdp/contenido/2009/05/28/408760" target="_blank">25 earthquakes, some as high as M4.8</a> (<em>in spanish</em>) at <a href="http://www.elliberal.com.co/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id=30339&amp;Itemid=47" target="_blank">~8.5 km depth</a> (<em>in spanish</em>). They caused some <a href="http://www.elpaisvallenato.com/html/noticias/2009/mayo/28/5804497variasreplicasdemovimiento.html" target="_blank"> (<em>in spanish</em>) minor damage, landslides and injuries</a> in the area (municipality of Belalcázar) near the active volcano. INGEOMINAS has kept the alert status at Huila at Yellow (Watch), although there was apparently <a href="http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/4262-2-minor-earthquakes-shake-volcano-nevado-del-huila.html" target="_blank">some discussion of raising it to Orange</a>. Huila has been <a href="http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1501-05=&amp;volpage=erupt" target="_blank">building a new dome since last year</a> at the summit and these earthquakes could herald new magma moving into the edifice from depth.</li> <li>I had <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/05/wednesday_whatzits_1.php" target="_blank">mentioned some activity at Ubinas</a> in Peru earlier this week, but authorities in that South American country are <a href="http://www.cpnradio.pe/html/2009/05/28/2/1987.htm" target="_blank">playing down the threat</a>. The ash and volcanic gases don't appear to be pointing towards a major eruption say scientists from the Instituto GeofÃsico Minero Metalúrgico de Moquegua. </li><li><em>Eruptions</em> reader David pointed out that <a href="http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/05/17/anak-krakatau-alert-surrounding-area-sealed.html" target="_blank">Anak Krakatau is experiencing heightened activity</a> to the point that officials have closed off a 3-km area around the volcano to fishermen and tourists. The volcano has had increased seismic activity along with a number of vulcanian explosions over the last few weeks.</li> <li>Finally, there was a brief piece about <a href="http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/05/28/giant-undersea-volcano-found-sunda-trench.html" target="_blank">a fairly significant undersea volcano that was found</a> during a seafloor survey of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_Trench" target="_blank">Sunda Trench</a> (also known as the Java Trench). This volcanic edifice rises 4,600 meters / 15,000 feet (!) off the ocean floor and has a 50 km / 31 mile circumference. The edifice is located off the coast of the <strike>island</strike> city of Bengkulu. As for its age and potential threat, it is unknown how old the deposits on the volcano are, but as team scientist Yusuf Surachman notes "an underwater volcano is very dangerous if it erupts." Well put ... especially if it as big as this one appears. <em><strong>UPDATE 5/29/09 9:30AM</strong></em>: OK, this is<a href="http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/05/29/undersea-volcano-discovery-raises-doubts.html" target="_blank"> just weird</a>. It seems like someone, somewhere, is interpreting this discovery as a "new volcano" that sprung up overnight. This is not how I read the initial article - heck, this could be an extinct seamount for all we know right now. Not sure why they are so voraciously denying this beyond worry of panic ... any thoughts?</li> </ul></div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/eklemetti" lang="" about="/author/eklemetti" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eklemetti</a></span> <span>Thu, 05/28/2009 - 22:19</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/anak-krakatau" hreflang="en">Anak Krakatau</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/andes" hreflang="en">Andes</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/ash-fall" hreflang="en">Ash fall</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/china" hreflang="en">china</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/colombia" hreflang="en">colombia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/explosive-eruption" hreflang="en">explosive eruption</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/extinction" hreflang="en">Extinction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/geochronology" hreflang="en">geochronology</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/historic-eruption" hreflang="en">historic eruption</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/huila" hreflang="en">Huila</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/indonesia" hreflang="en">indonesia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/odd-volcanoes" hreflang="en">Odd volcanoes</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/science-journalism" hreflang="en">Science Journalism</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/seismicity" hreflang="en">seismicity</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/ubinas" hreflang="en">Ubinas</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/undersea-volcanism" hreflang="en">Undersea volcanism</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcanic-hazards" hreflang="en">volcanic hazards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcano-monitoring" hreflang="en">volcano monitoring</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcano-research" hreflang="en">Volcano Research</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcanoes-media" hreflang="en">volcanoes in the media</a></div> </div> </div> <section> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186814" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1243566006"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Ah The Sun, my favourite toilet roll :) or what i use if I run out of toilet paper. The very worst of journalism for the stupid and braindead.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186814&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="0suGU52ICyDVgLEYI7wMsQGnyR0D2m4bQ8hYFcfte1k"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Simon (not verified)</span> on 28 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186814">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186815" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1243662096"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Hi,</p> <p>We have just added your latest post "Friday Fungoes" to our <a href="http://www.scienz.info"> Directory of Science </a> . You can check the inclusion of the post <a href="http://www.scienz.info/story.php?title=friday-fungoes"> here </a> . We are delighted to invite you to submit all your future posts to the <a href="http://www.scienz.info">directory</a> and get a huge base of visitors to your website.</p> <p>Warm Regards</p> <p>Scienz.info Team</p> <p><a href="http://www.scienz.info">http://www.scienz.info</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186815&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="nn0vK4wuUnrKBXjhXOL_fJEivI0YPLDiwpzbMckHTJ0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.scienz.info" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">marie (not verified)</a> on 30 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186815">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186816" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1243724890"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>I enjoy your site. However I would like to mention that Bengkulu is a city and a province in Indonesia not an island. Bengkulu is located on the island of Sumatra.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186816&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="h2YMHxr0qqE9AWDds2HGjZXRgHMoztgJY8Ffbx1Cz3I"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">redneck (not verified)</span> on 30 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186816">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186817" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1243725131"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>I enjoy your site. However I would like to mention that Bengkulu is a city and a province in Indonesia not an island. Bengkulu is located on the island of Sumatra.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186817&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="GpaJDc-oTHFRvG9unKkZ0CUFUbB25hLZ2idk7uH7hOY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">redneck (not verified)</span> on 30 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186817">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186818" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1243725853"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Oops! Sorry about misindentifying the city. I will fix the post...</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186818&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="NoQnh4F1RuXgnQPn9Zc_DxFXNERdRLNixB4dUreAm0I"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Erik Klemetti (not verified)</a> on 30 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186818">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186819" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1243749591"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Good Morning,</p> <p>There is a follow-up on the Sunda Trench dated: Sunday, May 31, 2009 6:51 PM:</p> <p>Underwater volcano disputed<br /><a href="http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/05/30/underwater-volcano-disputed.html">http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/05/30/underwater-volcano-disput…</a></p> <p>[snip]</p> <p>Muhamad Hendrasto, head of volcano observation at the Vulcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG), said Indonesia so far had only four offshore volcanos that show signs of activity - Mt. Hobal in East Flores waters in East Nusa Tenggara, Mt. Banua Wuhu, northwest of Mangehetang Island, Sangihe Islands in North Sulawesi, Mt. Submarine 1922 in North Sulawesi, and Mt. Niuwerkerk in the Banda Islands.</p> <p>Hendrasto said his office had yet to plan further research and was still awaiting official data from researchers who recorded images of the massive underwater volcano.</p> <p>"I can neither deny nor confirm the claims at this stage, due to the lack of historical data about the presence of a volcano off the western coast of Sumatra," Hendrasto said in Bandung on Friday. </p> <p>[snip]</p> <p>Great reading Erik!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186819&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="ccKa9_3U2wxIKHdn8lIcH5uBMmd5UKP97Ninj1c4b7I"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://flyingsnail.com/AmateurRadio/ARPSN.html" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Curtis (not verified)</a> on 31 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186819">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186820" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1243759178"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Some Saudi Seismic disturbances have returned.<br /><a href="http://www.a1saudiarabia.com/2-tremors-postpone-homecoming-of-evacuees/">http://www.a1saudiarabia.com/2-tremors-postpone-homecoming-of-evacuees/</a></p> <p>There has been no volcanic vapor found there lately and they report temperature readings have been normal.</p> <p>However they had 3.1 mag earthquake depth of 6.88 km on late Friday and a 3.4 mag earthquake with a 6.2 km depth early Saturday. Possibly the earlier, stronger 5 quake a week or so ago caused the volcanic activity to pause? </p> <p>Have seismologists outside of Saudi Arabia had any opportunity to see any seismic modeling of the rising magma that the Saudis have talked about in the earlier reports?</p> <p>We will wait and see what happens.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186820&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="iO9ZxomP43K0Khxtrm4Ln6vws0JGwJRuGh7EdiBfpC0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Thomas Donlon (not verified)</span> on 31 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186820">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186821" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1243778756"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>I'd like to see where this new 'submarine volcano' is on a map; off the west coast of Sumatra, i.e close to the trench, sounds like a very odd location for a volcano</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186821&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="BKN7Z6N7XayX2tzikJVi32KaZbgxsQWddvjGH8aKDAE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mike don (not verified)</span> on 31 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186821">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186822" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1243791896"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Mike Don - You know, I was thinking the same thing when I was writing this up, which is why I tried not to imply that the "volcano" is active. Considering all the controversy about the original article, it sounds like we should wait and see what exactly this edifice is: modern volcano, ancient volcano or random seamount.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186822&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="64ss3ENpZmfqietXbNu1ZHIWV26YporFVjAfvGPo2WE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Erik Klemetti (not verified)</a> on 31 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186822">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> </section> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/eruptions/2009/05/29/friday-fungoes%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> Fri, 29 May 2009 02:19:23 +0000 eklemetti 103973 at https://scienceblogs.com Alert level raised at Anak Krakatau https://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/05/07/alert-level-raised-at-anak-kra <span>Alert level raised at Anak Krakatau</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><img src="http://amazingindonesia.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/anak-krakatau.jpg" /><br /><em>Anak Krakatau in Indonesia.</em></p> <p>Eruptive activity is definitely on the uptick at Anak Krakatau. The <em>Jakarta Globe</em> is reporting that <a href="http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/article/19174.html" target="_blank">the volcano is "<em>spewing molten lava 1000 meters in the air</em>"</a>. I'm not entirely sure if that is accurate or that the volcano is throwing volcanic bombs or tephra that high. The head of the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center in Indonesia, merely referred to as Surono in the article (are we playing Brazilian soccer?), says that the volcano is "<em>a high threat because the eruptions have started spreading.</em>" Again, I'm not too sure what that means, whether this implies that they see multiple vents or that the eruption is just getting large in magnitude. In any case, it still seems pretty impressive and potentially hazardous. Officials at the Krakatau observatory have created a 3-km exclusion zone around volcano. This might suggest that the <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/04/increasing_eruption_at_anak_kr.php" target="_blank">local people were right to be concerned</a> about the level of activity at Anak Krakatau over the past month. It is also hard to tell from this article whether the higher alert level at Anak Krakatau is higher than the Alert 3 that was mentioned in <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/05/siusgs_weekly_volcano_activity_5.php" target="_blank">this week's SI/USGS Report</a>.</p> <p><em>Note</em>: There is supposedly an <a href="http://krakmon.vsi.esdm.go.id/mobotixdata/?P=2*_*&amp;F=2" target="_blank">Anak Krakatau webcam</a>, but I have yet to get it to offer me anything but a connection timeout. Anybody else know of a webcam for this volcano?</p> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/eklemetti" lang="" about="/author/eklemetti" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eklemetti</a></span> <span>Thu, 05/07/2009 - 08:32</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/anak-krakatau" hreflang="en">Anak Krakatau</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/explosive-eruption" hreflang="en">explosive eruption</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/indonesia" hreflang="en">indonesia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/mitigation" hreflang="en">mitigation</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcanic-hazards" hreflang="en">volcanic hazards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcano-monitoring" hreflang="en">volcano monitoring</a></div> </div> </div> <section> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186529" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241702489"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>No web cam but one of the few English language sites with relatively up-to-date information on Indonesian volcanoes (and a great database) is this one:</p> <p><a href="http://indahnesia.com/indonesia/VOL/volcanoes_in_indonesia.php">http://indahnesia.com/indonesia/VOL/volcanoes_in_indonesia.php</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186529&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="ectProBwQUH7DwCMB_17cJTbtJYbZBQRVc1aGdUzwTc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Bruce S. (not verified)</span> on 07 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186529">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186530" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241702655"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Bruce - Wow, that is a great site for Indonesian volcanoes, especially the impressively-long sidebar with all the volcanoes listed. Thanks for the link!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186530&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="qtKb5OETp9QnztVaq6Kk6IIZoc92qSv-_TPYYwjSNIg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Erik Klemetti (not verified)</a> on 07 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186530">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186531" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241702656"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>here's a better link providing an overview of current activity in the archipelago, rather like the AVO map:</p> <p><a href="http://indahnesia.com/volcano/volcano.php">http://indahnesia.com/volcano/volcano.php</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186531&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="LgFl-kd4B0zASk-WrG0hus5vF-WRMT2rYG-pQ0amIyM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Bruce S. (not verified)</span> on 07 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186531">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186532" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241703046"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>"are we playing Brazilian soccer?"<br /> An ineresting bit of cultural infor is that many Indonesian's only use a single name.</p> <p>Although Krakatau has not had a long enough repose to have another caldera forming event, the resuregence or growth of Anak Krakatau is certainly impressive.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186532&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="lEmTrrq89btIMKl7-WRq_DDYOF5E5oNdSOr-dYKOE9Q"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">EKoh (not verified)</span> on 07 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186532">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186533" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241703217"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>So, we <em>are</em> playing Brazilian soccer!</p> <p>I'd agree, I don't think we're looking at anything to the scale of the 1883 eruption, but it could be impressive nevertheless.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186533&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="XU7yh1WSw0Qa8yFxUz03j7cM4FWBUbDJn8mie7gPUBQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Erik Klemetti (not verified)</a> on 07 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186533">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186534" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241704398"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Hi Erik, I just wanted to use your comments column to say thanks to Bruce S. for that Indonesian link. It's amazing, the wonderful sites out there that one is completely unaware of until someone points them out! - Ralph</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186534&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="zlni50ocFXXv3UWASodon5LP9siHFwYILk7ntH2uNKs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://volcanism.wordpress.com/" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">The Volcanism Blog (not verified)</a> on 07 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186534">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186535" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241707652"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The entire VSI site has been timing out(at least through my ISP)for months and months; and thanks to Bruce for the link!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186535&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="6u6O1GPssOHcE5NjZXRt2PY0A2kHutf9Pwo65PJhPIo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.kccu.org/doug.html" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Doug C. (not verified)</a> on 07 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186535">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186536" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241711758"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>On a prior thread someone posted some information about Krakatau writing: âadding that the eruptions could be heard in Pandeglang, a town some 100 kilometers inlandâ.</p> <p>I suppose any volcano that is that noisy should be given more than a 1 kilometer exclusion zone. Too me the noise indicates intense pressure blasting out from deep down.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186536&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="rTaLx5winYV1mH37gkEW55Pzj0bURa85VgMQMVPR-FU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Thomas Donlon (not verified)</span> on 07 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186536">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186537" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241715790"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>how big could the Eruptive be ???</p> <p>could it be a VI 6 or 7???</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186537&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="RuK8-ek2UZeRVjhIZHmg_qxV-s--bofhzL2wwb_Bgmk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">David (not verified)</span> on 07 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186537">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186538" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241717885"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>David - My guess is any potential eruption right now for Anak Krakatau isn't going to be anywhere near VEI 6-7. More likely it will be similar to other eruptions from the volcano over the last 50 years, in the VEI ~3 vicinity.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186538&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="kFsqdAKSSIxUc3poJe-jSGPX_0QG0QnAvUMZeZcGqNw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Erik Klemetti (not verified)</a> on 07 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186538">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186539" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241723693"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Actually, the cited article said they expanded the exclusion zone around Krakatau from 1 kilometer to 3 kilometers which is better.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186539&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="F5ErOlBZlSKxj7Z9cwCXlFRkWv6IRBfsG3pnOvFFYcQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Thomas Donlon (not verified)</span> on 07 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186539">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186540" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241757797"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Are there any photos of the activity online?</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186540&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="vGXpW8XfdDy_UTFTUi2119PtwtUh5wX6GjbL_HER0_Q"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">volcanophile (not verified)</span> on 08 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186540">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186541" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241762166"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The current activity at Krakatau, as can also be seen in some photographs (for example, on Flickr.com) seems to be pretty normal for the past few decades at this volcano. I would guess it's in the VEI range of 2-maximum 3, representing a type of activity that is Strombolian or weak Vulcanian. Similar activity is seen since 1955 at Sakurajima in Japan, at Tavurvur (Rabaul, Papua New Guinea) since 15 years, and Stromboli in Italy since many centuries. I guess all the media hype about Krakatau is because this has been the source of the famous and disastrous 1883 eruption, but currently the volcano is probably many centuries away from a new cataclysmic, caldera-forming eruption. Remember, one of the main rules in volcanology is that the next volcano to produce something really big is probably one nobody is thinking about in this moment.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186541&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Fwwhu724BSucL2KWa7NixqzwECgGm2uYrU_uHli3djI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ct.ingv.it" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Boris Behncke (not verified)</a> on 08 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186541">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186542" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241768756"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>just to add to my previous post, if you follow this link to Flickr: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=krakatau&amp;s=rec">http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=krakatau&amp;s=rec</a> , you will get a chronology of photos posted of Krakatau (most recent are first). Currently (8 May) there is a nice series showing relatively small-scale ash emissions, and people taking a bath in the nearby ocean, which testifies to the fairly modest size of this activity. Some photos also reveal that the 2007-2008 vent, which had bitten deeply into the upper side of the pre-2007 cone, is now nearly filled, and soon the cone might begin to grow in height again.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186542&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="1YVXUfwSBdD6QWLSnLv-AEPSqsD99UmMNCfRl2iSPos"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ct.ingv.it" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Boris Behncke (not verified)</a> on 08 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186542">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186543" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241835781"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Thanks for the link Boris. I visited Krakatau in May 1997 when the alert level was 3 and the exclusion zone 5 km (similar to now). I was only there a few hours on a boat, and there were frequent small ash eruptions (with some glowing bombs) as in the recent pics on Flickr. BUT as we were pulling away after sunset, there was a huge, paroxysmal eruption with pyroclastic flows to the sea and incandescent material to 1000 meters or more above the crater, with an incredible firestorm of volcanic lightning above. I got the impression that the activity of this volcano can be extremely variable. The pics posted on Flickr may not be representative of the biggest explosions in the current activity.</p> <p>I'd go there myself now, but have already committed to another trip. In June and July I plan to visit volcanoes of Alaska and then view the longest total solar eclipse of the century from the Japanese island of Suwanosejima which has a frequently erupting Strombolian type volcano. If I am lucky enough to see any good activity I will post the pics.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186543&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="NbP2_fYTReBHgmVZvu99vl31lZ35G6o84YqZRc3oIIw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mike (not verified)</span> on 08 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186543">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186544" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1244062555"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>To depict the magnitude of that blast, is so pretentious, it could go bigger than last time, we dont know much at all about this beast. Get a head on your shoulders and remember, humans arent perfect and mother earth can do unexpected things, to try to guess otherwise.....well pretty much pretentious.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186544&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Np1WU1J71Gp3wKvrUNvm4mpBHKLJictiZlWXImyWeqs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jay (not verified)</span> on 03 Jun 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186544">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186545" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1273778294"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>lol i like pie</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186545&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="cwKYcw0xtxiZ5ZpBxATs6H-ry5Cefgumf37-v5FkTrQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Alex (not verified)</span> on 13 May 2010 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186545">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186546" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1287526277"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>A boy can block to conceal from detritus but can motion a blacksmith</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186546&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="E5BU6XacjPpO30iab9ddd3ts5OeA_vrwsNxbtZR3A3g"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.bookingchannels.com/nl/countries/australia/townsville/shoredrive_motel_townsville/index.php" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">motel townsville (not verified)</a> on 19 Oct 2010 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186546">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186547" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1291814034"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>wow. lastly, I discovered one thing useful for my paper to write down about. this is fascinating and helps me with more analysis in the future. Glad I found this blog.Thank you. And I do hope you'll expand some of your concepts about this matter and I'll positive come again and skim it. Thanks for the hassle and time.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186547&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="m863vBXwBvYbAt0il5UMck7SH_htmOkRH6En_TBzs2c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://6slicetoasteroven.com" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Michel Mondor (not verified)</a> on 08 Dec 2010 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186547">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186548" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1291857122"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>An associate of mine and me have spoken of this matter. Your blog posting help resolved our question. I'm going to keep reading much more posts! Warm regards.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186548&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="gT8SGJx9M3QXp7Y9ciTUS9f3PC1pI7QBUAfySlmQL68"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://frisbeeblog.wordpress.com/2010/12/03/competitive-frisbee/" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Vida (not verified)</a> on 08 Dec 2010 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186548">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> </section> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/eruptions/2009/05/07/alert-level-raised-at-anak-kra%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> Thu, 07 May 2009 12:32:59 +0000 eklemetti 103950 at https://scienceblogs.com SI/USGS Weekly Volcano Activity Report for 4/29-5/5/2009 https://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2009/05/06/siusgs-weekly-volcano-activity-5 <span>SI/USGS Weekly Volcano Activity Report for 4/29-5/5/2009</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>All the eruptions fit to print from the <a href="http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/" target="_blank">Smithsonsian/USGS GVP Weekly Report</a>.</p> <p>A few highlights (not including Redoubt, Rinjani and Slamet):</p> <ul><li>Multiple ash plumes from <strong>Galeras</strong> (Colombia), some producing noticeable ash fall up to 35 km from the vent.</li> <li>The Alert Level at <strong>Anak Krakatau</strong>, Indonesia was raised to 3 (out of 4) after a sharp increase in the number of explosions.</li> <li>The Alert Level at <strong>Cleveland</strong> in Alaska was lowered from Yellow to "Unassigned" (no Green for Cleveland as there is no real-time seismic network for the volcano, thus no "background levels" to compare.)</li> <li><strong>Ebeko</strong> in Russia continues to produce ash plumes that reach 2-3.5 km / 6-10,000 feet.</li> <li>Incandescence, gas emissions and 2.4 / 8,000 foot ash plumes continues to be observed from the Tavurvur vent at Rabaul, <strong>Papua New Guinea</strong>.</li> </ul></div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/eklemetti" lang="" about="/author/eklemetti" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eklemetti</a></span> <span>Wed, 05/06/2009 - 17:16</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/alaska" hreflang="en">Alaska</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/anak-krakatau" hreflang="en">Anak Krakatau</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/andes" hreflang="en">Andes</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/ash-fall" hreflang="en">Ash fall</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/cleveland" hreflang="en">Cleveland</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/colombia" hreflang="en">colombia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/ebeko" hreflang="en">Ebeko</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/galeras" hreflang="en">Galeras</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/global-volcanism-program" hreflang="en">Global Volcanism Program</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/indonesia" hreflang="en">indonesia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/mitigation" hreflang="en">mitigation</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/papua-new-guinea" hreflang="en">papua new guinea</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/rabaul" hreflang="en">Rabaul</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/russia" hreflang="en">russia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/smithsonian-institution" hreflang="en">Smithsonian Institution</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcanic-hazards" hreflang="en">volcanic hazards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/volcano-monitoring" hreflang="en">volcano monitoring</a></div> </div> </div> <section> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186500" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241648106"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>i think its time for other update on yellowstone</p> <p>look at this 242 earthquakes in April</p> <p>LLOWSTONE VOLCANO (CAVW#1205-01-)<br /> 44.43°N 110.67°W, Summit Elevation 9203 ft (2805 m)<br /> Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL<br /> Aviation Color Code: GREEN</p> <p>April 2009 Yellowstone Seismicity Summary</p> <p><strong>During the month of April 2009, 242 earthquakes were located in the Yellowstone </strong>region. The largest event was a magnitude 2.7 on April 28 at 7:14 PM MDT, located about 6 miles north northeast of Old Faithful, YNP. A second M 2.7 was part of a swarm detailed below. <strong>There were three earthquake swarms during the month of April.</strong> <strong>The first, located 4 miles northwest of West Yellowstone, included 62 events spanning April 13-18 with magnitudes ranging from 1.3 to -0.6. The second, located 7 miles northwest of West Yellowstone, included 111 events from April 17-24 with magnitudes 2.3 to -0.8. The third swarm, located 11 miles northeast of Old Faithful, included 19 events all occurring on April 29th with magnitudes ranging from 2.7 to 0.5.</strong></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186500&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="O5dKqLcHO-0EUR-q5HSmLyXLHrKVH3c87rxMwuHkEcg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">David (not verified)</span> on 06 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186500">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186501" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241672114"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>the weekly report is great, but always there is something that (to me anyway) does not aquite fit. I can see why clevland is there, even though the 'ongoing activity' is actually 'no activity' - because of the change in alert level. But i do not understand why this is in the report:</p> <p>FERNANDINA Galápagos Islands 0.37°S, 91.55°W; summit elev. 1476 m</p> <p>According to a news article, the eruption of Fernandina that began sometime between 2200 on 10 April and 0030 on 11 April continued after about 20 days. Variable activity included steam-and-gas emissions and lava flows. </p> <p>...how is this 'new' activity?</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186501&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="jMPksGf5tUCduIzaUpPJzGEXhhNf0MyLnEmNFr2PbCI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Peter K (not verified)</span> on 07 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186501">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186502" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241688773"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Interesting article about Oldoinyo Lengai going to be in this months journal "Nature". You can read more about it here <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090506144317.htm">http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090506144317.htm</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186502&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="jXIzYzM1-OMnhh4fvXz1bQkQ-3qsf6-U2_mitlv-OWU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Simon (not verified)</span> on 07 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186502">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186503" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241695328"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>David - Funny you mention Yellowstone. Last week when I went to the talk by Dr. Lowenstern, scientist-in-charge at YVO, he was mentioning that seisimicity had been low at Yellowstone overall for 2008, but then made up for it during the late 2008-early 2009 swarm that got us all excited. He did mention that during the swarm, there was a "spasmodic tremor" near Mary Lake that they haven't seen since 1/4/2009... until April 28 where there were six 2.5M EQs in 45 minutes. The general feeling now is that the Dec-Jan swarm was triggered by dilation and fluid flow under the park that triggered a bunch of tectonic quakes afterward.</p> <p>Peter K - Yeah, I was puzzled by the Fernandina "update" as well. I guess they're just trying to catch up with older news.</p> <p>Simon - Saw that article ... now I just need to digest it!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186503&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="T6T6dYKNGm8D4Min2J2JkHY7J-ASXm50iwXSAK4llzg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Erik Klemetti (not verified)</a> on 07 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186503">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186504" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241700633"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Nurfika Osman<br /> Anak Krakatau Volcano Alert Raised</p> <p>Indonesia has raised the warning level for Mount Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait to one level below its top alert, as the volcano becomes increasingly active and spews ash, geologists said on Thursday.</p> <p>Officials were also closely monitoring another volcano, Mount Kerinci in West Sumatra, which has become more active in the past week.</p> <p>%u201C[Anak Krakatau] poses a high threat because the eruptions have started spreading,%u201D said Surono, the head of the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG).</p> <p>He said the volcano has been spewing molten lava up to 1,000 meters into the air this week.</p> <p>%u201CThis is very dangerous, so we%u2019ve warned local residents and climbers to stay away from the volcano,%u201D he said.</p> <p>Anton S. Tripanbudi, an observer at the Krakatau monitoring post in Pasauran, Banten, said that people have been warned against going anywhere within three kilometers of the mountain.</p> <p>%u201CWhen the status was still [at the warning level], they were told to maintain a distance of just one kilometer,%u201D he said.</p> <p>Anton said that in the 24-hour period leading up to Wednesday at noon, the monitoring facility recorded 55 eruptions, 51 earthquakes and five tremors. But local residents still went about their daily routines, he said.</p> <p>%u201CThe volcano spewed hot volcanic rocks and ash 79 times during that period,%u201D he said, adding that the eruptions could be heard in Pandeglang, a town some 100 kilometers inland.</p> <p>Anak Krakatau started emerging from the undersea caldera of what was known as Mount Krakatau in the late 1920s. Krakatau exploded in 1883 in one of the worst eruptions in modern history, blanketing the sky with ash for weeks and causing huge tidal waves that swept the coasts of Java and Sumatra on both sides of the Sunda Strait, killing an estimated 36,000 people.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186504&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="tKi9EnivFl3EKpYaaUP_Mpzt3iJwt_oGZGaC4ovEtco"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">David (not verified)</span> on 07 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186504">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186505" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241701920"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>looks like Krakatau Volcano could be a big one</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186505&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="eNcGg9HOudzPFIlpRZGp4WA1_ZxdoaRg3n4G7lkNeFI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">David (not verified)</span> on 07 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186505">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186506" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241702125"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>looks like Krakatau Volcano could be a big one</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186506&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="KOEf5h5m0JjLBwl0VDjFF_I0I9rOkgb0ow39fX7-aCM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">David (not verified)</span> on 07 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186506">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186507" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1241770411"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The HalemaÊ»umaÊ»u vent on Kilauea is even brighter this morning then any of the last few days. Is lava getting closer to the surface? Hopefully HVO will put a time lapse infared loop together. There is a infared camera next to this one:</p> <p>HalemaÊ»umaÊ»u overlook vent cam</p> <p><a href="http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cams/HMcam/">http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cams/HMcam/</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186507&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="H44JvesfgOwWFYDHsEsqsytDMauauPzKQBoMrd_xqho"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">theroachman (not verified)</span> on 08 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186507">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2186508" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1242095845"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Hi, another thing about the weekly reports is the lack of info on Japanese volcanoes. Unfortunately they keep some of their juicy news only in Japanese! For example there was a recent report (which I have posted) of the crater lake of Shinmoedake turning brown from its usual colour of cobalt blue. No change in "activity" or seismicity though - any ideas why? Just a geochemical change?<br /> Keep up the excellent work!!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2186508&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="gNFHDwMf-U1DhsNPgfItomPSNNd8fpOUhDG4yZNBLXg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://tombouquet.wordpress.com/" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">TomB (not verified)</a> on 11 May 2009 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/27817/feed#comment-2186508">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> </section> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/eruptions/2009/05/06/siusgs-weekly-volcano-activity-5%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> Wed, 06 May 2009 21:16:22 +0000 eklemetti 103948 at https://scienceblogs.com