Seismic unrest at El Hierro Island (Canary Islands) in 2011-13: updates

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volcanodiscovery-Aug 13,2013

New seismic swarm ?
Update Tue 13 Aug 17:21

The number of earthquakes has increased from averages of 5-10 to about 30 during the past few days. The location of the recent quakes is in a N-S elongated layer about 10-12 km depth in the western part of the island under the El Golfo bay. So far, no quakes above magnitude 3 have occurred.

Read More: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/elhierro/current-activity.html

Japan’s Sakurajima volcano shaken by large explosive eruption

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by The Extinction Protocol-July 22,2013

July 22, 2013JAPANA strong vulcanian explosion occurred last night at 11:02 GMT (20:02 local time), following several hours of near complete calm at the volcano. A loud cannon-shot bang accompanied the explosion, which generated a large mushroom cloud that reached 12,000 ft (3.7 km) altitude and engulfed the NE half of the Sakurajima peninsula and was followed by several smaller ones within about half an hour. The volcano and much of the surrounding areas remained under the ash plume for several hours until it started to clear up again. In the hours after the explosion, the Showa crater continued to emit ash plumes in often near-continuous pulses, sometimes reaching several 100 m height, but with no visible incandescence or audible sounds. –Volcano Discovery

Villagers Flee as Indonesia Volcano Spews Ash

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wunderground-July 22,2013

Villagers look at the Merapi volcano in Cangkringan, Indonesia, Monday, July 22, 2013.Indonesia Volcano

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesia's most volatile volcano spewed smoke and ash Monday, forcing hundreds of people to flee their villages along its slopes, a disaster official said.

Mount Merapi on the main island of Java rumbled as heavy rain fell around its cloud-covered crater, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, disaster mitigation agency spokesman.

(PHOTOS: Astonishing Images From Above)

The volcano unleashed a column of dark red volcanic material 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) into the air, and the ash made the rain thick and muddy in several villages as terrified residents fled to safety, he said.

The sound was heard 30 kilometers (18 miles) away, but an eruption did not occur and the volcano's alert level was not raised, Nugroho said.

Volcanoes: our unpredictable, often dangerous, reminder of a planet still in formation

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Martin William-South China Morning Post-Sunday July 21,2013


Tourist stalls on the rim of Tangkuban Perahu. Photo: Martin Williams

These dramatic formations are the most vivid reminder that our planet is a work in progress

Roaming across a satellite crater of Tangkuban Perahu - the "Upside Down Boat" volcano in west Java, Indonesia - gives some inkling of the awesome power in the earth beneath. It's a primeval place, an expanse of yellowish and sullen red rock forming a gently sloping depression amid jungle. Steam rises from a perpetually boiling spring, hot sulphurous gases emerge from vents.

Incredible Astrphoto: The Milky Way and Mt Fuji as a ~Galactic Volcano~

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universetoday-by Nancy Atkinson on July 18, 2013



Mt. Fuji in Japan as a 'galactic volcano' with the Milky Way 'spewing' above and climbers with flashlights appearing like lava. Credit and copyright: Yuga Kurita.

Mt. Fuji in Japan as a ‘galactic volcano’ with the Milky Way ‘spewing’ above and climbers with flashlights appearing like lava. Credit and copyright: Yuga Kurita.


It is a Japanese tradition to climb Mt. Fuji at night to be able to watch sunrise from the peak of the volcano in the morning. And so at night, climbers use flashlights to make their way to the summit. This inspired photographer Yuga Kurita to create a truly stunning image that makes the iconic Mt. Fuji appear like a galactic volcano.

Seismic swarm near another Alaskan Volcano

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theextinctionprotoclo-July 19,2013

A seismic swarm with magnitudes up to 3.5 has been occurring in the Wrangell Arc about 40 km NE of Mt. Churchill volcano during the past few days. The intensity and frequency of the quakes has calmed down yesterday. While some few of the quakes are near the volcano, most are not, and the swarm is probably not linked to the volcanic system of Mt Churchill volcano. Churchill is the fourth tallest volcano in the U.S. and has erupted in more than 1,300 years.  -VD

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Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Jul 2013: Santa María / Santiaguito, Pacaya, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Sh...

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volcanodiscovery-July 1,2013

MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Tolbachik volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)

Hekla (Iceland): The trend of rapid inflation that started in April has not continued, but was partly reverted and significant deformation has stopped for now. Nothing suggests for now that an eruption is imminent, but Hekla is known for providing close to no (seismic) warning before eruptions.

Kizimen (Kamchatka): KVERT reports no changes in activity: moderate seismic activity of the volcano suggests that the growth of an extrusion at the volcano summit continues. Incandescence of the volcano summit, hot avalanches on the western and eastern volcanic flanks, and strong and moderate gas-steam activity accompany this process. (KVERT)


Read More: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/35078/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Jul-2013


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