Volcanoes Blog Posts

NASA’s Thermal Camera Turns Galapagos Volcano Into an Eruption from Hell

After 33 years without a peep, the highest volcano in the Galapagos began belching hot magma in May. The eruption was pretty badass on its own, but a new NASA photo, digitally altered to look as if rivers of black lava are streaming down a red mounta...

Aradia: Gospel of the Witches (Chapter 15: Laverna)

Chapter XV Laverna Charles G. Leland The following very curious tale, with the incantation, was not in the text of the Vangelo, but it very evidently belongs to the cycle or series of legends connected with it. Diana is declared … Continue read...
by Witches Of The Craft on May 21, 2015

24 April 2015 - Mount St. HELENS

Mount St. HELENSG'day folks, The eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980 was the worst volcanic disaster in U.S. history; however, it offered scientists an exceptional opportunity to examine and study a large volcanic eruption, which has enriched scientif...
by clancy tucker's blog on Apr 23, 2015

Almost There

"There will be times when you will be in the field without a camera. And, you will see the most glorious sunset or the most beautiful scene that you have ever witnessed. Don't be bitter because you can't record it. Sit down, drink it in. and enjoy it...

Smoking Volcano

(Seen from the side of Cholula, Puebla) Popocatépetl is an active volcano, located in Central Mexico, and lies in the eastern half of the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt. At 5,426 m (17,802 ft) it is the second h...

Nature Always Wins - the Growing Threat of Cataclysms

There's not a snowball's chance in magma that we'll escape global cataclysm.  Most of us don't bother thinking about it, but the fact remains: we are experiencing a surge in potential extinction-level events all over the world.Don...
by The World is Fooked! on Sep 18, 2014

Hiking on Mount Batur in Bali – Beyond Eat, Pray and Love

I decided to further upset my otherwise predictable routine by going on a hike to Mount Batur – a volcano with a height of 1717 meters located at the center of two concentric calderas. Continue reading →...
by Been there, done that on Sep 11, 2014

Xinantecatl

Xinantecatl (Naked Lord)The Nevado de Toluca National Park is located southwest of the city of Toluca, Mexico State. It was decreed a park in 1936, primarily to protect the Nevado de Toluca volcano, which forms nearly th...

New discovery may improve prediction of volcano eruptions

A 2007 eruptive column at Mount Etna producing volcanic ash, pumice and lava bombs.©Jason Bott, Christopher Berger, Pete Garza Volcanoes are among the most dangerous and least predictable natural forces on our planet. New findings may contribute to...
by Geology on Feb 18, 2014

Volcanoes, including Mt. Hood, can go from dormant to active in a few months

Mount Hood, in the Oregon Cascades, doesn't have a highly explosive history.Credit: Photo courtesy Alison M Koleszar A new study suggests that the magma sitting 4-5 kilometers beneath the surface of Oregon's Mount Hood has been stored in near-solid...
by Geology on Feb 16, 2014

Satellite images detect underwater volcanic eruptions

Degassing lava erupts onto the seafloor at NW Rota-1 volcano, creating a billowing cloudy plume that is extremely acidic, and is full of carbon dioxide and sulfur. Credit: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Oregon State University scie...
by Geology on Feb 2, 2014

Large, deep magma chamber discovered below Kilauea volcano

A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science uncovered a previously unknown magma chamber deep below the most active volcano in the world – Kilauea.Credit: Image courtesy of Unive...
by Geology on Feb 1, 2014

Source of Galapagos Eruptions Not Where Models Place It

Birds flock not far from a volcano on Isabella Island, where two still active volcanoes are located. The location of the mantle plume, to the southeast of where computer modeling had put it, may explain the continued activity of volcanoes on the v...
by Geology on Jan 23, 2014

The other side of the 2GO models photo during Sinulog 2014

When further research was done to see if we can get details about the incident on the 2GO models depicted on the photo posted on our previous article, we have found the other side of the story. From the website, prworks.com, “According to 2GO o...
by CebuFinest on Jan 22, 2014

Nicaragua, Land of Lakes and Volcanoes

Nicaragua is referred to as “the land of lakes and volcanoes” due to the number of lagoons and lakes, and the chain of volcanoes that runs from the north to the south along the country’s Pacific side. Today, only 7 of the 50 volca...
by Spanish Dale! on Jan 18, 2014

How Earth's devastating super-volcanoes might erupt

Thank goodness Mount Sinabung isn’t a supervolcano. Credit: Binsar Bakkara/AP Devastating supervolcanoes can erupt simply due to changes that happen in their giant magma chambers as they slowly cool, according to a new study. This finding m...
by Geology on Jan 14, 2014

Land bulge clue to aviation threat from volcanoes

The eruption plume from Grímsvön a few hours after the start of the eruption. Credit: Bergrún Arna Óladóttir Bulging in land that occurs before a volcano erupts points to how much ash will be spewed into the sky, providing a useful early...
by Geology on Jan 13, 2014

Volcanic lightning recreated in the lab

Credit: B. Scheu An LMU team has, for the first time, created volcanic lightning in the lab and captured it on film. The new findings may permit rapid characterization of ash clouds released by volcanic eruptions and improve forecasting of th...
by Geology on Jan 12, 2014

Neolithic mural may depict ancient eruption

This is the Hasan Dagi volcano. Credit: Janet C. Harvey Volcanic rock dating suggests the painting of a Çatalhöyük mural may have overlapped with an eruption in Turkey according to results published January 8, 2014, in the open access jour...
by Geology on Jan 8, 2014

Supervolcano Triggers Recreated in X-Ray Laboratory

This artist’s impression depicts the magma chamber of a supervolcano with partially molten magma at the top. The pressure from the buoyancy is sufficient to initiate cracks in the Earth’s crust in which the magma can penetrate. (Credit: ESRF/N...
by Geology on Jan 6, 2014
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