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  • Learning the lessons of Mount St Helens. How its eruption backs biblical history

    05/24/2017 10:53:13 AM PDT · by fishtank · 30 replies
    Creation ^ | 5-24-17 | Tas Walker
    Learning the lessons of Mount St Helens. How its eruption backs biblical history by Tas Walker It was not until I visited Mount St Helens volcano in Washington State, USA, that I fully appreciated the immensity of its 1980 explosion. Over many years, I had learned a lot about the eruption, watching videos, listening to lectures, and reading reports. When the mountain blew up physically, it also blew away many false ideas about geology, ideas that were wrong, but had been believed for more than a century. After decades of inactivity, Mount St Helens coughed to life in March 1980,...
  • Penguin colony repeatedly decimated by volcanic eruptions

    04/12/2017 6:42:50 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    British Antarctic Survey ^ | 11 Apr, 2017 | Press Office
    VOne of the largest colonies of gentoo penguins in Antarctica was decimated by volcanic eruptions several times during the last 7,000 years according to a new study. An international team of researchers, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), studied ancient penguin guano and found the colony came close to extinction several times due to ash fall from the nearby Deception Island volcano. Their results are published today (Tuesday 11 April) in Nature Communications. Ardley Island, near the Antarctic Peninsula, is currently home to a population of around 5,000 pairs of gentoo penguins. Using new chemical analyses of penguin guano extracted...
  • Kambalny volcano erupts for first time since reign of Catherine the Great

    03/28/2017 8:37:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | 25 March 2017
    Kambalny volcano erupts for first time since reign of Catherine the Great By The Siberian Times reporter 25 March 2017 An 8 km high plume was recorded from the southernmost major stratovolcano on the Kamchatka peninsula. The eruption is believed to be the first since 1769, and tourist organisations have been warned not to venture towards the 2,156 metre high volcano. It is on Russia's famed Land of Fire and Ice, the Kamchatka peninsula, in the extreme east of the country. A source at the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) told IA Kamchatka: 'Currently, the eruption of the volcano...
  • In Kamchatka Bezymianny volcano threw a 10-kilometer column of ash(Russia)

    03/09/2017 4:26:11 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    z-news ^ | 2017-03-09
    In Kamchatka Bezymianny volcano threw a 10-kilometer column of ash Bezymianny volcano is one of the most active in the world. This morning Bezymianny volcano, erupting in Kamchatka, threw a column of ash to a height of 10 kilometers. In this connection, set the highest – red code of danger to aircraft. It is reported by Interfax with reference to head of the Kamchatka group volcanic eruption response (KVERT) Institute of Volcanology and seismology, far East branch of RAS Olga Girina. “This means that ash plumes from the volcano pose a risk to international airlines, that is, even for aircraft...
  • VOLCANO WARNING Panic in Sicily as Mount Etna BLOWS in huge eruption on Italy holiday isle

    02/28/2017 5:23:30 PM PST · by UCANSEE2 · 47 replies
    Express ^ | 02/28/2017 | sean martin
    MOUNT Etna has erupted sparking fear across Sicily as Europe's biggest and most powerful volcano sends an ash cloud across the holiday isle in Italy. Italy’s Mount Etna has started spewing lava in what is its second eruption of the year. Giant fountains of lava could be seen sprouting from the volcano, located on the isle of Sicily, as far away as Catania, around 30 kilometres away, and the resort town of Taormina.
  • 2015: The Year in Volcanos

    12/09/2015 11:35:37 PM PST · by JimSEA · 9 replies
    Mashable ^ | 12/10/2015 | Staff
    Several massive volcanic erupted around the world in 2015. Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung, one of more than 100 active volcanoes in the country, emitted enormous plumes of smoke and ash throughout the year, leading to the evacuation of more than 10,000. And just earlier this month, Nicaragua’s Momotombo volcano reactivated after it was dormant for more than 100 years. Here are the the other volcanoes that lit up the sky this year.
  • Photo of Bogoslof Island taken by Dan Leary of Maritime Helicopters on 10 January 2017.

    01/18/2017 6:31:01 PM PST · by JimSEA · 30 replies
    Alaska Volcano Observatory ^ | 1/10/2017 | Dan Leary
  • Europe’s Most Dangerous Supervolcano Is Waking Up; 500,000 Lives At Risk

    01/10/2017 5:16:20 AM PST · by gaggs · 34 replies
    When Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Italian city of Pompeii in ash, killing 2,000 people, it was regarded as one of the most catastrophic natural disasters and is still studied heavily today. By comparison, a nearby supervolcano called Campi Flegrei, which means “burning fields,” would put the lives of 500,000 Italians at risk and cause damage that would extend to the surrounding nations.
  • Massive Volcano Near Naples Begins Rumbling

    12/23/2016 2:45:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 45 replies
    A volcanic field off the shore of Sicily, near Naples, has become active, scientists report. The Campi Flegrei volcano is much larger than nearby Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano whose eruption destroyed the ancient city of Pompei. An eruption of this “supervolcano” could endanger much of Europe. News of the volcanic activity was made public less than a week after the blood of St. Januarius failed to liquefy when displayed in the Naples cathedral. Sicilians have long believed that when the miracle of St. Januarius does not occur, disaster will follow for the people of Naples. A supervolcano caused the largest...
  • A supervolcano caused the largest eruption in European history. Now it’s stirring again.

    12/22/2016 7:41:58 PM PST · by JimSEA · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/21/2016 | Sarah Kaplan
    The Italian name for the caldera — Campi Flegrei, or “burning fields”— is apt. The 7.5-mile-wide cauldron is the collapsed top of an ancient volcano, formed when the magma within finally blew. Though half of it is obscured beneath the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, the other half is studded with cinder cones and calderas from smaller eruptions. And the whole area seethes with hydrothermal activity: Sulfuric acid spews from active fumaroles; geysers spout water and steam and the ground froths with boiling mud; and earthquake swarms shudder through the region, 125 miles south of Rome. And things seem...
  • The Supervolcano That Caused One Of The Biggest Eruptions In History Has Started To Stir

    12/22/2016 11:17:19 AM PST · by blam · 56 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 12-22-2016 | BEC Crew
    BEC CREW 22 DEC 2016 It's dangerously close to hitting a critical pressure point. A 12-km wide cauldron that forms a vast supervolcano on the coast of Italy is showing signs of reawakening after almost 500 years of inactivity. Not only is this site rumoured to be responsible for the extinction of the Neanderthals, it’s got 500,000 people living around it right now, and researchers say it appears to be approaching a critical pressure point that could lead to an eruption. You might imagine a supervolcano as like a regular volcano, only supersized, rising up out of the ground and...
  • Naples astride a rumbling mega-volcano

    12/21/2016 7:32:05 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    phys.org ^ | 12/20/2016
    A slumbering Campi Flegrei volcano under the Italian city of Naples shows signs of "reawakening" and may be nearing a critical pressure point, according to a study published Tuesday. Italian and French scientists have for the first time identified a threshold beyond which rising magma under the Earth's surface could trigger the release of fluids and gases at a 10-fold increased rate. This would cause the injection of high-temperature steam into surrounding rocks, said lead author Giovanni Chiodini, a researcher at Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Bologna. "Hydrothermal rocks, if heated, can ultimately lose their mechanical resistance,...
  • Tourists refused to flee erupting volcano so they could keep taking photos

    10/04/2016 5:43:41 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 38 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10/3/2016 | Oliver Smith
    Tourists in Indonesia ignored instructions to flee an erupting volcano so they could continue taking photos, the country’s disaster agency has said. Mount Barujari, part of the Mount Rinjani National Park on the island of Lombok, erupted without warning last Tuesday, ejecting a column of ash two kilometres into the sky that subsequently delayed flights to and from nearby Bali. Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency quickly moved to evacuate the 1,023 tourists, including 639 foreigners, that were in the park at the time. It claims, however, that many refused to leave the mountain, in some cases even hiding from officials, so...
  • Some 400 climbers may still be on erupting Indonesia volcano: officials

    09/28/2016 8:53:49 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 29 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 9/28/2016 | Staf
    JAKARTA – At least 389 climbers, including 333 foreigners, might be still on a volcano near the Indonesian resort island of Bali that had erupted Tuesday afternoon, government officials said. Mount Barujari on Lombok Island, which is located east of Bali, erupted at 3 p.m. local time Tuesday, spewing volcanic ash as high as 2 km into the air. The eruption forced the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation to raise the status of the volcano, which is located inside the caldera of bigger Mount Rinjani, to Level 2. Level 4 is the highest alert. The volcanology agency also...
  • Magma accumulation highlights growing threat from Japanese volcano

    09/14/2016 11:22:57 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 14 replies
    University of Bristol ^ | 9/13/2016 | University of Bristol
    A research team led by the University of Bristol has found magma build-up beneath Japan's Aira caldera and Sakurajima volcano may indicate a growing threat to Kagoshima city and its 600,000 inhabitants. Sakurajima is one of Japan's most active volcanoes with small, localised eruptions nearly every day, but the history of the volcano is even more ferocious. In 1914, a large explosive eruption killed 58 people and caused widespread flooding in the adjacent city of Kagoshima as the ground subsided due to the withdrawal of magma from the subsurface. Continued measurements of the ground movement since that eruption show that...
  • Mysterious Smiley Face Appears in Hawaiian Volcano During Eruption

    08/01/2016 10:58:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Aug 1, 2016, 5:45 AM ET | By Brian McBride
    A Hawaiian volcano was ready for its close-up. A smiley face was spotted in the Kilauea volcano's crater during an eruption.
  • Hawaii's spectacular 'smiley' volcano

    07/31/2016 11:42:19 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 14 replies
    euronews ^ | July 29, 2016 | Staff
    Sometimes Mother Nature takes your breath away – and makes you smile. The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii looks like it is smiling and it is little wonder.
  • Remembering Mount Pinatubo 25 Years Ago: Mitigating a Crisis

    07/20/2016 9:05:03 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    USGS ^ | 6/13/2016 | USGS
    The world’s largest volcanic eruption to happen in the past 100 years was the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. Bursts of gas-charged magma exploded into umbrella ash clouds, hot flows of gas and ash descended the volcano’s flanks and lahars swept down valleys. The collaborative work of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) saved more than 5,000 lives and $250 million in property by forecasting Pinatubo's 1991 climactic eruption in time to evacuate local residents and the U.S. Clark Air Force Base that happened to...
  • 'Extinct' Volcano Near Rome Rumbles to Life

    07/14/2016 5:58:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    A volcano outside Rome, long thought extinct, is rumbling to life. But don't panic: The volcano isn't likely to blow its top for at least another 1,000 years. Colli Albani is a volcanic complex of hills located 19 miles (30 kilometers) from the center of Rome. There are no historical records of eruptions from Colli Albani, so it was long thought to be extinct, according to the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Now, researchers have reported in the journal Geophysical Research Letters that Colli Albani just doesn't erupt that often. In fact, it enters an eruptive phase every 31,000 years or...
  • Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Jun 2016:

    06/02/2016 12:33:24 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    Volcano Discovery Blog ^ | Various | Dr. Tom Pfeiffer
    Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Jun 2016: Colima volcano, Bromo, Semeru, Dukono, Turrialba, Nyiragongo...