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Eruptions [2014-03-28 20:27:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
If you remember back a few weeks, there was concern that the update to Wired’s publishing software was going to mean all old comments might be deleted. Well, I have good news: that isn’t going to happen. This weekend, the

Guest Post: Remembering When Mauna Loa Last Awoke: The Last Resort (Part 3) 

Eruptions [2014-03-27 16:54:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (10 visits) info

And now, the exciting conclusion to Zahra Hirji’s retrospective on the 1984 eruption of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa. Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t! ———- Remembering When Mauna Loa Last Awoke: The Last Resort

Guest Post: Remembering When Mauna Loa Last Awoke: Damage Begins, Tempers Flare (Part 2) 

Eruptions [2014-03-26 18:59:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info

Thirty years ago, Mauna Loa erupted. This is part two of a 3-part retrospective on the volcano's last eruption, by guest blogger Zahra

GuestPost: Remembering When Mauna Loa Last Awoke: The First 24 Hours (Part 1) 

Eruptions [2014-03-25 17:31:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info

Thirty years ago, Mauna Loa awoke, sending fountains of lava into the Hawaiian sky. Here's what the first 24 hours were

Eruption Update for March 19, 2014: Hekla, Copahue and Cerro Negro de Mayasquer 

Eruptions [2014-03-19 21:58:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

Been rather quiet on the active eruption front over the last few weeks, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t volcanoes rumblings worldwide. Iceland The media had fun with a statement by Páll Einarsson that Hekla in Iceland is “ready to erupt”. Apparently this

Iceland's Hekla Volcano Could Erupt Soon 

Volcano Science And News Blog [2014-03-18 15:44:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

While Iceland has enjoyed a couple years now of near silence from its restive volcanoes, that may soon come to an end with the awakening of it's most active and dangerous volcano, Hekla. While there is no indication seismically that the volcano is due for imminent eruption, scientists say that the magma chamber is full, and primed for eruption at any time. Hekla volcano is not known to give much advanced warning when it erupts, like some of its neighbors. Indeed, most eruptions from Hekla have [...]

How Tall Are Eruptions on Io and Venus? 

Eruptions [2014-03-17 16:42:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
Earth isn't the only volcanic body in the solar system. For starters, Io, one of Jupiter's moons, has eruptions of epic

Tolbachik – a mineralogist’s paradise 

Between a Rock and a Hard Place [2014-03-17 07:00:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

 Quaternary; KM,RU
Tolbachik is a basaltic volcanic massif lying at the southern end of the Kliuchevskoi group in Kamchatka, Russia. It comprises two overlapping cones: Plosky Tolbachik, a Holocene shield volcano extending to 3 km in diameter; and the older (Pleistocene) Ostry Tolbachik, a sharp-topped stratovolcano reaching some 3,700 m in height. Eruptions in 1975-76 and 2012-2013

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Eruptions [2014-03-14 01:14:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
Over this weekend, the electronic infrastructure that supports all of the Wired pages will be undergoing a much needed update. That’s the good news. The bad news is that in someone’s infinite wisdom, they have decided that they’re not going

Strangest Magma on Earth: Carbonatites of Ol Doinyo Lengai 

Eruptions [2014-03-11 17:16:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

If you had to pick the most bizarre volcano on Earth, Tanzania's Ol Doinyo Lengai would win. It looks crazy, and it's the only place on the planet that is currently erupting carbonatite lava, some of the strangest stuff you

Guatemala’s Pacaya Erupts 

Eruptions [2014-03-04 14:49:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info

Over the weekend, Pacaya in Guatemala got everyone’s attention with a moderate explosive eruption. This explosion was nothing compared to the really big bang we saw last month at Indonesia’s Kelud, but it was enough to cause some real concern

Eruption Update for February 28, 2014: Poás, Marapi and Climate 

Eruptions [2014-02-28 14:23:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

February is already over. However, if you’re here in Ohio, don’t fool yourself. Spring isn’t here — it was 1F this morning and the Weather Service is predicting a storm of 6+ inches of snow this weekend. Good times! Enough

Kelud, Before and After the Eruption 

Eruptions [2014-02-24 18:55:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (77 visits) info

Indonesia's Kelud volcano erupted unexpectedly a few weeks ago. Here are some before and after photos of the volcano, from Earth and

Volcanic lightning in the lab and in the ‘wild’ 

Magma Cum Laude [2014-02-21 00:16:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info

Volcanic lightning is one of the few things that could make an eruption even more spectacular. Doubtless you’ve seen the recent photos of this phenomenon from the eruption of Mount Kelud in Indonesia – lighting up a huge ash plume at night – or from any number of eruptions in the past few years, from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle  in Chile in 2011 to Sakurijima in Japan in 2013 to Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland in 2010.

The Ephemeral Nature of Magma Prior to Eruption 

Eruptions [2014-02-17 13:21:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

One of the biggest questions in petrology and volcanology today is the state of magma underneath an active volcano: is it solid, liquid, both? It is a question that drives a lot of my research at the Lassen Volcanic Center

Kelud Eruption Kills 3 People, Forces 100,000 to Evacuate 

Eruptions [2014-02-14 17:03:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

The eruption at Kelud (Kelut) has rapidly become another humanitarian crisis for Indonesia. After the impressive explosive eruption yesterday, over 100,000 people have had to evacuate the region around the volcano in case further explosions occur. The heavy ash fall

Significant Eruption Started at Indonesia’s Kelut 

Eruptions [2014-02-13 18:58:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

I don’t have many details, but news out of Indonesia appears to be that a significant eruption (see above) has started at Kelut (Kelud). News (mainly in Indonesia) suggests ash falling upwards of 15-40 km from the volcano, some of

Indonesian Eruption Update for February 11, 2014: Kelut and Sinabung 

Eruptions [2014-02-11 17:21:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

Another Indonesian volcano looks to be headed for new eruptive activity. The BPBD (Disaster Management) placed towns around Kelut (also known as Kelud) on their highest alert and the PVMBG (Volcano Monitoring) has the volcano at Orange, the second-highest alert

So, You Think Yellowstone is About to Erupt 

Eruptions [2014-02-06 17:21:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
  The internet is a funny place. It is a bounty of incredible scientific information the likes of which the average person has never had at their fingertips. It is also a place where unsubstantiated and downright wrong rumors can

Eruption Update for February 5, 2014: Indonesia, Ubinas, Tungurahua, Kavachi 

Eruptions [2014-02-05 15:04:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

  Some volcano news for an snow and ice covered Wednesday: Indonesia I’m not sure I agree with the rationale, but after the 15 deaths due to a pyroclastic flow from Sinabung, the Indonesian government has raised the alert status | Impressum