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  • Volcano Erupts in Southern Chile

    06/05/2011 5:38:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 35 replies
    VOA ^ | June 4, 2011
    Volcano Erupts in Southern Chile VOA News June 04, 2011 The Puyehue volcano in southern Chile has erupted for the first time in a half century, sending a column of gas about 10 kilometers into the air. Authorities say they plan to evacuate 3,500 people from areas around the mountain, which is nearly 1,000 kilometers south of the Chilean capital, Santiago. The eruption also prompted authorities to shut a border crossing into Argentina. Emergency officials recorded many small earthquakes in the region Saturday. There have been no reports of injuries. Chile has the second largest volcanic chain in the world...
  • 800 tons of farm fish found dead in mass die-off

    06/05/2011 7:06:34 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 27 replies
    NaturalNews.com ^ | 6/4/2011 | Jonathan Benson
    More mysterious animal deaths have surfaced, this time in a volcanic lake in the Philippines. Reports say that 800 tons, or 1.6 million pounds, of fish have turned up dead in a lake near the Taal volcano, which is located south of the capital city of Manila. Officials say the deaths may have been a result of sudden temperature change in the water.
  • 600 evacuate as Puyehue volcano erupts in Chile

    06/04/2011 9:47:52 PM PDT · by quantim · 13 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Jun 4, 10:52 PM EDT
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The Puyehue volcano in southern Chile erupted Saturday, sending a huge plume of smoke and ash into the sky and prompting officials to evacuate about 600 people living nearby. There were no reports of injuries. Authorities had put the area around the volcano on alert Saturday morning after a flurry of earthquakes, and the eruption began in the afternoon. The National Emergency Office said it recorded an average of 230 tremors an hour. On the other side of the Andes in Argentina, heavy ash fell on the city of San Carlos de Bariloche.
  • Barack Obama cuts short Ireland visit after concerns over volcanic ash cloud

    05/23/2011 2:07:23 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | May 23 2011 | Henry McDonald
    Barack Obama has been forced to leave Ireland early due to fears Airforce One could be grounded by a new volcanic ash cloud blowing down from Iceland. - A White House spokesman confirmed that concerns over the ash cloud from the Grimsvötn volcano forced the presidential entourage to make a swifter than expected exit from the Republic. He had been expected to stop off Tuesday morning at Glasnevin cemetery en route to the airport to pay homage at the crypt of Daniel O'Connell, in an acknowledgement of the 19th century Irish nationalist leader's role in opposing the slave trade.
  • No impact from Icelandic volcano for now: Eurocontrol

    05/22/2011 4:26:44 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 15 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/22/11 | Christopher Le Coq
    Europe's air traffic control organization said on Sunday it expected no impact on European or transatlantic flights from an Icelandic volcano eruption for at least 24 hours.
  • Increase in Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes in the Last 24 Hours (Vanity)

    04/29/2011 8:29:46 PM PDT · by Errant · 53 replies
    USGS ^ | NA
    A significant increase in magnitude 5+ earthquakes worldwide has occurred in the last 24 hours, especially in the area around Vanuatu Islands. A similar increase in 5+ earthquakes mainly near the east coast of Honshu, Japan, occurred prior to the magnitude 9.1 earthquake and resulting tsunami. MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 22:31:59 28.838 -113.088 10.5 GULF OF CALIFORNIA MAP 5.3 2011/04/29 22:19:33 38.915 141.932 51.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN MAP 5.1 2011/04/29 20:24:35 -3.502 100.614 29.8 KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 16:00:41 -19.313 167.705 27.0 VANUATU REGION MAP 5.5 2011/04/29 13:12:46 21.182 121.980 176.7 TAIWAN REGION MAP...
  • Largest Fossil Spider Found in Volcanic Ash

    04/21/2011 7:31:32 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 45 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor
    The largest fossil spider uncovered to date once ensnared prey back in the age of dinosaurs, scientists find. The spider, named Nephila jurassica, was discovered buried in ancient volcanic ash in Inner Mongolia, China. Tufts of hairlike fibers seen on its legs showed this 165-million-year-old arachnid to be the oldest known species of the largest web-weaving spiders alive today — the golden orb-weavers, or Nephila, which are big enough to catch birds and bats, and use silk that shines like gold in the sunlight. The fossil was about as large as its modern relatives, with a body one inch (2.5...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, April 10-16, 2011: Triple Geyser Eruption

    04/15/2011 9:28:04 PM PDT · by cogitator · 9 replies
    Flickr ^ | February 24, 2010 | Rogerbee Fotografix
    Sorry for being gone awhile, but I came back with a superb shot of geysers in New Zealand: Rare triple eruption of Kereru, Prince of Wales Feathers and Pohutu Geysers, Te Puia, Rotorua. Click for full size!
  • Yellowstone’s supervolcano – worse than we thought

    04/13/2011 10:05:17 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 73 replies · 2+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | April 12, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    From www.unews.utah.edu via Eurekalert Electric YellowstoneConductivity image hints volcano plume is bigger than thoughtThis image, based on variations in electrical conductivity of underground rock, shows the volcanic plume of partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano. Yellow and red indicate higher conductivity, green and blue indicate lower conductivity. Made by University of Utah geophysicists and computer scientists, this is the first large-scale "geoelectric" image of the Yellowstone hotspot. Credit: University of Utah. SALT LAKE CITY, April 11, 2011 – University of Utah geophysicists made the first large-scale picture of the electrical conductivity of the gigantic underground plume of hot...
  • Lost world of fanged frogs and giant rats discovered in Papua New Guinea

    09/08/2009 5:21:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies · 1,449+ views
    www.guardian.co.uk ^ | 9-7-2009 | Robert Booth
    A lost world populated by fanged frogs, grunting fish and tiny bear-like creatures has been discovered in a remote volcanic crater on the Pacific island of Papua New Guinea. 'A giant woolly rat never before seen by science' Link to this audio A team of scientists from Britain, the United States and Papua New Guinea found more than 40 previously unidentified species when they climbed into the kilometre-deep crater of Mount Bosavi and explored a pristine jungle habitat teeming with life that has evolved in isolation since the volcano last erupted 200,000 years ago. In a remarkably rich haul from...
  • Super earthquake No2 alert in Japan

    03/13/2011 9:28:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The [UK] Sun ^ | March 14, 2011 | Tom Wells
    SHATTERED Japan is braced for a fresh quake nightmare - with a mega aftershock likely to hit at any moment. The alert was issued as millions who survived the tsunami that devastated the hi-tech superpower spent a third day without food and water - let alone electricity. Japan's world-renowned centre for earthquake prediction said there was a seven-in-ten chance of a tremor with a magnitude of seven or more hitting "within the next three days". Early today there was a hydrogen blast inside No3 reactor at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. The explosion was similar to an earlier one at...
  • Japanese volcano erupts

    03/13/2011 7:18:42 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 194 replies
    Times Live ^ | 03/13/11
    A volcano in southwestern Japan erupted Sunday after nearly two weeks of relative silence, sending ash and rocks up to four kilometres (two and a half miles) into the air, a local official says. It was not immediately clear if the eruption was a direct result of the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake that rocked northern areas Friday, unleashing a fierce tsunami and sparking fears that more than 10,000 may have been killed.
  • Volcano in Kyushu of Japan Erupts Again... Spewing Gas and Ashes

    03/13/2011 5:27:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 84 replies
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 03/13/11
    /begin my translation Volcano in Kyushu of Japan Erupts Again... Spewing Gas and Ashes According to NHK Broadcast in Japan, a volcano in Southern Kyushu has erupted again on Mar. 13 after silent for a month. The eruption sent up gas and ashes 4,000 meter high in the sky. Kyushu had volcanic eruption on Feb. 11 and 24, and has had 10 eruptions since January, and there has been fear that a big eruption is imminent. /end my translation
  • Indonesia volcano erupts just hours after massive quake in Japan

    03/11/2011 11:53:39 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 59 replies
    (TheWeatherSpace.com) -- One of the most active volcanos in Indonesia has erupted, blasting lava and hot gas down the slopes. Mount Karangetang is located on Siau, part of the Sulawesi island chain. It erupted in August, killing four people. This mountain is along the "Ring of Fire, the volcano chain surrounding the Pacific Basin. The eruption took place hours after the Japan 8.9-magnitude Earthquake.
  • VIDEO: Hot Lava! Volcano Erupts At Hawaii's Kilauea

    03/07/2011 9:02:54 PM PST · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | March 7, 2011 | Staff
    A new vent that opened Saturday on Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano continued to erupt yesterday, throwing lava 80 feet into the air. The fissure opened up after Puu Oo crater collapsed on Saturday, sending up a giant plume of ash. The crater — and the new vent nearby — are in a remote area about 10 miles east of the Jagger Museum in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The fissure now measures 1.4 miles long, with lava continuing to erupt up and down the vent. This development is considered part of the larger volcanic eruption that began in 1983, and has...
  • Residents look at Mount Bulusan spewing ash in Sorsogon province, south of Manila

    02/21/2011 1:59:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo Photos ^ | Reuters Photos
    Residents look at Mount Bulusan spewing ash in Sorsogon province, south of Manila, February 21, 2011. Mount Bulusan spewed a three-kilometer ash column covering several villages in the southwest, but the volcano's status remains at Alert Level 1, meaning the source of activity is hydrothermal and shallow, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. REUTERS/Stringer
  • Icelandic Volcano Appears on Verge of a Far More Powerful Eruption than Last Year

    02/10/2011 7:35:39 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 10, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Bárdarbunga dwarves the Eyjafjallajökull volcano,  which shut-down most of Europe's airspace in May 2010 Local experts have observed all the signs that another -much larger- Icelandic volcano is ready to blow, an event that could dwarf last year's series of eruptions that shut down air travel throughout Europe and changed weather patterns for months... Geologists detected the high risk of a new eruption after evaluating an increased swarm of earthquakes around the island's second largest volcano.  Pall Einarsson, a professor of geophysics at the University of Iceland, says the area around Bárdarbunga is showing signs of increased activity, which provides...
  • Icelandic Volcano 'Set To Erupt'

    02/09/2011 7:19:07 AM PST · by blam · 51 replies
    Icelandic Volcano 'Set To Erupt' Scientists in Iceland are warning that another volcano looks set to erupt and threatening to spew-out a pall of dust that would dwarf last year's event. Lava and ash explode out of the caldera of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano Photo: REUTERS 6:38PM GMT 08 Feb 2011 Geologists detected the high risk of a new eruption after evaluating an increased swarm of earthquakes around the island's second largest volcano. Pall Einarsson, a professor of geophysics at the University of Iceland, says the area around Bárdarbunga is showing signs of increased activity, which provides "good reason to worry"....
  • Japan's 'James Bond' volcano erupts again

    02/02/2011 8:17:24 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 2, 2011 | Kyung Lah,
    Tokyo (CNN) -- Japan's Mount Shinmoe erupted again on Wednesday, spewing more lava, smoke and ash through the area, the country's meteorological agency said. The volcano erupted twice on Wednesday, at 5:25 a.m. and 10:47 a.m., Japan's Meteorological Agency said. Since January 26 when it broke its decades-long slumber, the volcano has erupted seven times, the agency said. For many outside Japan, Mount Shinmoe is known for its role in the 1967 James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice," where it served as the lair for the villain, Ernst Blofeld. In the nearby town of Takaharu, ash blanketed cars, houses...
  • Geology Picture of Last Week, Jan. 23-29, 2011: A Rock Made of Bubbles

    02/01/2011 8:36:08 PM PST · by cogitator · 10 replies
    Earth Science Picture of the Day ^ | June 2010 | NASA, USRA
    Sorry again about not being circumspect about posting every week. So I'll do two in a row. The first one is reticulite. It's not a sponge, it's a rock. From the Earth Science Picture of the Day, where this was a top pick for 2010: http://epod.usra.edu/blog/vote-2010.htmlCaption: Pumice is a glassy volcanic rock that's so full of bubbles that most examples will float on water. Reticulite is an extreme form of pumice in which the bubbles have coalesced, leaving only a tenuous reticular network of glassy lava behind in the interstitial spaces between the bubbles. While pumice is more characteristic of...