Eruption of Grímsvötn from the glaciers perspective

Eruption of Grímsvötn from the glaciers perspective

The Glacier Change blog posted an interesting article about recent eruption of Iceland volcano from a glaciers perspective: Skeiðarárjökull Glacier,Vatnajökull retreat Grímsvötn eruption and Jökulhlaup May 2011…

Grímsvötn volcano ash plume drops to five kilometers

Grímsvötn volcano ash plume drops to five kilometers

About 14 months after Eyjafjallajökull rumbled to life, another volcano on Iceland began spewing ash and steam. At approximately 17:30 UTC (5:30 p.m. local time) on May 21, 2011, Grímsvötn began to erupt, the Icelandic Met Office reported. The…

Eruption at Iceland’s Grímsvötn volcano

Eruption at Iceland’s Grímsvötn volcano

Iceland's most active volcano, Grimsvotn, started erupting at around 17:30 UTC on May 21, 2011. The volcano, which lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in south-east Iceland, last erupted in 2004. In 2010, plumes of ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano…

Evacuation in progress as the Telica volcano erupts

Evacuation in progress as the Telica volcano erupts

The Telica volcano, in western Nicaragua, is spewing a huge cloud of gas and ash reaching almost one mile into the air this week. Nicaraguan authorities have evacuated hundreds of people from the foothills of a volcano because of heightened seismic activity. The

Yellowstone super volcano is even bigger than first thought

Yellowstone super volcano is even bigger than first thought

The volcanic mass, known as the Yellowstone Caldera or more commonly the Yellowstone Supervolcano, was previously measured at about 25 miles by 37 miles wide. However, a new study, set to be published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal says there may be more

Mount Aso alert level raised to 2

Mount Aso alert level raised to 2

The Meteorological Agency on Monday raised the volcanic alert level for Mount Aso from 1 to 2, prompting local authorities in Kumamoto Prefecture to ban entry to areas within 1 km of the crater of Mount Naka, one of five peaks in the active volcano’s central cone

11 earthquakes for the past 24 hours at Bulusan volcano

11 earthquakes for the past 24 hours at Bulusan volcano

The seismic network at Bulusan Volcano (12.7667°N, 124.0500°E) detected a total of eleven (11) volcanic earthquakes for the past 24 hours. Steaming activity at the active vents ranged from wispy to moderate with white steam drifting to the southwest…

Guatemala: Alert in Two Areas for Volcanic Activity

Guatemala: Alert in Two Areas for Volcanic Activity

Guatemalan departments of Quetzaltenango and Retalhuleu were declared this Friday in yellow alert due to the increased activity of the volcano Santiaguito . According to the National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology of Guatemala

Ongoing Ecuador Tungurahua eruption

Ongoing Ecuador Tungurahua eruption

In mid-April 2011, after a decade of low activity, Ecuador’s Tungurahua Volcano began a substantial eruption, according to a NASA statement. On April 21st fine ash fell on nearby communities, followed by the appearance of small lava fountains at Tungurahua’s

Updates on Yellowstone activity

Updates on Yellowstone activity

During the month of April 2011, 91 earthquakes were located in the Yellowstone National Park region. The largest was a magnitude 2.2 event on April 13 at 7:11 AM MDT, located about 15 miles southeast of West Thumb, YNP. A small swarm of 24 earthquakes was recorded…