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About Plate Tectonics

A new geology theory featuring impact-powered rapid continental drift as an alternative to plate tectonics. The key to creation geology.In "Beyond Plate Tectonics: 'Plate Dynamics'" author Richard Moody, Jr. tweaks the systematics of orthodox plate tectonics while

March 13, 2011

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Worldwide volcano eruptions after monster Japan quake

Almost simultaneously with the strong shock that hit Japan and triggered a giant tsunami in the Pacific, two russian Kamchatka volcanoes erupted. Kizimen and Sheveluch eruptions were accompanied by earthquakes. Ash plume rise 7km above crater. According to Russian

March 11, 2011

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Santa Maria erupts, pyroclastic flows detected, Guatemala

Explosions from Santa María's Santiaguito lava dome complex produced ash plumes that rose 800 m above the Caliente dome and drifted SW during March 2 - 3. Two pyroclastic flows were also detected. Ashfall was reported in multiple areas downwind. Based on...

March 10, 2011

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New boiling hot springs near Christchurch? New volcano activity?

IceAgeNow posted a letter from a concerned reader writing about new hot spring formed in the area of Cass Bay near Christchurch. There were also various reports recently about new hot springs boiling in the peninsula and people are reporting the stench of sulphur emanat

March 09, 2011

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Pu`u`Ō`ō's crater floor collapses

Ash cloud rising from Pu`u `Ō `ō as crater floor collapsesThe geologists with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have released a first look at the new fissure eruption that just started today between Pu`u `O`o and Napau Crater. According to geologists, the

March 07, 2011

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Magma chambers awake sooner than thought

Until now it was thought that once a volcano's magma chamber had cooled down it remained dormant for centuries before it could be remobilized by fresh magma. A theoretical model developed by Alain Burgisser of the Orléans Institute of Earth Sciences

March 06, 2011

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Kamchatka peninsula hit by 5 earthquakes in 24 hours

In last 24 hours period Kamchatka peninsula felt 5 moderate earthquakes.The quakes which have rattled the peninsula were a 4.7, a 4.9, followed by a 5.0 and a 5.1 and a 4.7 - so there seems to be a gradual increase in intensity and activity. Kamchatka contains about

March 05, 2011

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Iceland hit by 400 earthquakes in 24 hour, Krisuvik volcano show activity

After four days of continues earthquake activity it appears that Krísuvík volcano has stepped up it’s activity by a order of magnitude. Since midnight there have been over 400 earthquakes in Krísuvík volcano. The activity is continuing when this is written and

February 27, 2011

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Sidoarjo Mudflow: Javanese mud volcano not "retired" yet

Since it roared to life in May 2006, a mud volcano near Indonesia's coastal city of Sidoarjo has swallowed homes, rice paddies, factories, and roads, killing 15 people, displacing 40 000, and harming the livelihoods of many more. As the ongoing eruption nears...

February 25, 2011

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Earthquakes and double volcanic eruption on Kamchatka

In a double volcanic eruption in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka peninsula the volcanoes Shiveluch and Karmysky are spewing ash kilometers up into the sky endangering air traffic but posing no immediate threat to nearby settlements. Mt. Shiveluch has been active

February 24, 2011

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Building volcanic activities seen worldwide

Increased seismicity and higher temperatures at the summit crater of smaller Lokon-Empung volcano in Indonesia was followed by a stream-driven explosion that shattered old rock at the summit of the volcano. There was also 16 quakes recorded after the ash

February 23, 2011

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16 quakes recorded around Bulusan after ash explosion

At least 16 volcanic quakes were recorded around restive Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon, less than 24 hours after its latest ash explosion. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology also reported ash deposits in many areas in Sorsogon following Monday's

February 22, 2011

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Mt. Bulusan spews ash - evacuation in progress!

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the volcano emitted ash as high as two kilometres (1.2 miles) on Sunday and have recorded at least twenty-eight (28) volcanic earthquakes were recorded by Bulusan Volcano’s (12°46.2’N,

February 21, 2011

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Mt. Etna erupts - Spectacular night video footage

The ancient Greeks believed Mount Etna to be the home of Vulcan, the god of fire. To them, Mount Etna erupting merely meant Vulcan was forging weapons for Mars, the god of war.Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologialive webcam live

February 19, 2011

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New volcano awakenings - Italy, Japan, Congo, Hawaii

Goma volcano set for another eruptionPrevious eruptions in recent times may be dwarfed by the expected next eruption of Mt. Nyiragongo, which towers over the Eastern Congolese city of Goma. Nine years ago, in January 2002, when the region’s most active volcano

February 19, 2011

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Lava lake rising in Kongo!

Alarm at Nyiragongo volcano: in his tremendous lava lake swells to a boiler, at any time could be 1200 degrees mass rush to the valley hot and Congolese city of Goma, the flood. Volcanologists present on  from the summit.The researchers had left the summit of

February 19, 2011

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Mt.Etna and Stromboli erupted

The week buzzed by … and we actually end with a bang (albeit a cloudy one). Dr. Boris Behncke brings us news that Etna seemed to have another eruption, however unlike the events of January 12-13 of this year (top left), these events have been obscured by clouds on

February 19, 2011