Category: Sunday Morning Volcano

Guest Reblog: The Anak Krakatau Flank Collapse

This was horrible, but I was working on the domestic-cat book and could not give it the time here that it deserved. Fortunately, the Volcano Hotspot blogger did. This link below will take you to the post, which includes everything you could possibly want to know about this volcano and the tragic events. The only

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Guest Videos: Deception Island’s Penguins, Ghosts, and Eruptions

That’s a summer beach scene in Antarctica, taken on the shores of the ring-shaped caldera that is Deception Island. And here’s a video–too short, as are most penguin videos. A somewhat longer video focuses on this remote volcanic island’s surprisingly busy human history (there are also some eruption shots from the 1960s): So, is anyone

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About Natural Disasters: Campi Flegrei, the Phlegrean Fields

I dug up this 2013 post as background for this past week’s excellent blog post by volcanologist Erik Klemetti on Campi Flegrei in Italy–it may warming up again (but there is nothing to indicate an eruption is likely in our lifetimes, let alone imminent). In the midst of life we are in death … An

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Guest Video: Man and the Volcano

Science boasts of the distance of its stars; of the terrific remoteness of the things of which it has to speak. But poetry and religion always insist upon the proximity, the almost menacing closeness of the things with which they are concerned. — G. K. Chesterton This is the full version of the video excerpts

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Guest Videos: Taking A Volcano’s Pulse

If you have been following the Popocatepetl updates, you’ll know that I’ve been paying attention to the webicorder recently. It’s fun to be able to see the volcano’s activity even when weather has it shrouded in clouds. What is a webicorder? What do earthquakes have to do with volcanoes? A better question is, what can

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The Ten Most Hazardous US Volcanoes

Update, October 29, 2018: The Yellowstone Observatory posted more information on Yellowstone Caldera’s ranking and on the threat assessment process today. Original post: It’s a little early to be making top-ten lists for 2018, but the USGS just released their 2018 update to the National Volcanic Threat Assessment: Which #volcanoes are the most threatening in

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Kilauea Update: No Eruption, Some Refilling of Middle Rift Zone

Update, October 21, 2018: From an October 18th HVO update: A slight inflationary trend near and east of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō suggests that magma may be refilling the middle East Rift Zone. Low seismicity and reduced gas emissions do not indicate that the magma is shallow, but HVO continues to closely monitor this area and will

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Volcanoes. In France.

Here is the sort of travel video you might expect about France–but somehow a volcano manages to intrude itself (pun intended) into the background. And that round lake is a maar. As a matter of fact, France has a whole field of volcanoes, with the last activity there around 6,000 years ago, per the Global

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Guest Videos: Veniaminof Volcano in Alaska

Update, January 11, 2019: Per the AVO: VENIAMINOF VOLCANO (VNUM #312070) 56°11’52” N 159°23’35” W, Summit Elevation 8225 ft (2507 m) Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW The eruption of Veniaminof has paused or stopped. Slightly elevated surface temperatures were observed in satellite data throughout the week when conditions allowed, which

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