Pavlov volcano (Alaska Peninsula, USA) activity update

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VolcanoDiscovery-June 8,2013


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

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


Weak eruptive activity continues, producing small steam and ash plumes drifting at about 18-20,000 ft (5-6 km) altitude SSE as detected on satellite data (VAAC Anchorage).


Read More: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/pavlov/news.html

Ancient Irish texts show volcanic link to cold weather

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Bbc.co.uk - 6/6/12, Matt McGrath


Annals written at the monastery at Clonmacnoise
recorded significant events including extreme weather



Researchers have been able to trace the impact of volcanic eruptions on the climate over a 1200 year period by assessing ancient Irish texts.

The international team compared entries in these medieval annals with ice core data indicating volcanic eruptions.

Of 38 volcanic events, 37 were associated with directly observed cold weather extremes recorded in the chronicles.


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Philippines: earthquakes in Mindanao to last for months, volcanic anomalies reported underground

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Theextinctionprotocol, 06/03/2013



DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The earthquakes experienced today in Carmen town, North Cotabato and the rest of Mindanao will possibly last for weeks or months. This was according to Jenila de Ocampo, Officer-in-charge of the Davao Seismic Station of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), in a phone interview.  She added the intensity might either be “felt” or “unfelt” by humans. On Monday morning, two strong quakes struck Carmen.


A 5.7 magnitude was felt at 4:08 AM with epicenter at seven Kilometers (Km) Northeast of the town.  It has a depth of 10 Km.  The town was placed under Intensity VI. “An Intensity VI in the PEIS (Phivolcs Earthquake Intensity Scale) means there will be a minimal damage to poorly built structures, or those with light materials and even concrete structures which do not meet building standards like the proper placement of steel bars,” De Ocampo explained. At 7:31 AM, another quake jolted Carmen town.


Pacaya volcano erupts in Guatemala

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the extinctionprotocol-May 31,2013


May 31, 2013 GUATEMALAGuatemala’s Pacaya volcano has erupted, authorities said. Sending volcanic material more than 400 meters in the air, the eruption could intensify with ash risiging as high as 1000 to 2000 meters, the Institute of Vulcanology said. This could pose a threat to Guatemala’s air traffic. “Ash could spread over Guatemala City due to the direction of the wind,” the country’s disaster response office said in a statement. The last major eruption of the 2552 metre-high Pacaya was in May 2010 and claimed the life of a television journalist. Thousands of people fled from their homes and the eruption forced the closure of the Guatemala City airport for five days. The volcano is located 50 kilometres south of the capital and is one of three active volcanoes in Guatemala. –TVNZ


Read More: http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/pacaya-volcano-erupts-in-guatemala

5/30/2013 -- Volcano Sakurajima Erupts -- Large eruption of lava/ash in South Japan

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Dutchsinse, 5/30/13



This volcano never ceases to amaze! Its been a very long time since the last video the Japanese agency put out in regards to this volcano.

At one point during 2011 , this volcano erupted 10 times in one day !

Things have quieted down a bit there, but now we see this... reminiscent of 2011's activity. Large static discharge lightning flashes, along with several lava bombs, and a LOT of ash fallout.

Mount ETNA, Italy eruptions puzzles experts

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Mount Etna is spitting lava more violently than it has in years, and scientists are baffled as to why. Despite being the world's most-studied volcano, the Sicilian mountain is also its most unpredictable.

The volcano is raging. Fountains of lava, some taller than the Eiffel Tower, shoot from its mouth every few weeks, flowing in red-hot streams into the surrounding valleys. There have been 13 eruptions since the beginning of February.



Read More: http://abcnews.go.com

Copahue volcano (Chile): increasing earthquake activity

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volcanodiscovery.com-May 26,2013



Steam-ash plume from Copahue on 24 May (SERNAGEOMIN webcam)


Although degassing and ash emissions have decreased, seismic activity at the volcano has picked up, SERNAGEOMIN reported. An average of 356 earthquakes per hour, sometimes merging into what looks as volcanic tremor, has been recorded recently. This could be related to intruding magma from a new batch of magma rising at the moment and as a result, phreatomagmatic or magmatic activity could occur at the surface in the near future.
The hazards from the volcano to populated areas are only significant in the case of a larger eruption creating a large ash plume, possible pyroclastic flows and lahars capable of travelling greater distances. Ash fall in particular would mainly threaten the areas to the east (ie. the Argentine side) because of the prevailing westerly wind directions.



Read More: volcanodiscovery.com

Two Volcanoes Erupting in Alaska: Scientists Are Monitoring and Providing Alerts On Pavlof and Cleveland Volcanoes

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Science News-May 24,2013




Located close to the western end of the Alaska Peninsula, Pavlof is one of the most active volcanoes in the Aleutian arc, having erupted more than 40 times since the late 1700's.

Pavlof has been erupting since May 13, 2013, with relatively low-energy lava fountaining and minor emissions of ash, steam, and gas. So far, volcanic ash from this eruption has reached as high as 22,000 feet above sea level. The ash plume has interfered with regional airlines and resulted in trace amounts of ash fall on nearby communities. The ash plume is currently too low to impact commercial airliners that fly between North America and Asia at altitudes generally above 30,000 feet.


Read More: http://www.sciencedaily.com


57: Chirinkotan Volcano erupts in Kuril Islands of Far East Russia

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May 24, 2013 RUSSIA, FAR EAST - The remote volcano in the northern Kuriles is probably in eruption, the latest SVERT report and satellite images suggest. A plume of gas and steam, and possibly some minor amounts ash was seen with the MODIS sensor onboard the NASA Terra satellite this morning. Satellite data also indicate that activity had likely already started in early May, because a small thermal anomaly can be traced back on archive pictures to 7 May. One should take into account that frequent dense cloud cover often prevents such observations, so activity could have started earlier than that. It is not known what kind of activity is occurring at the volcano. Possibilities include some minor explosive (strombolian ?) activity at the summit, or lava flows that might be reaching the sea and produce the steam plume observed. The last eruption of the volcano was (probably) in 2004.



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