Category Archives: Volcanoes

Speaking of Volcanos

      The Cotopaxi volcano near Quito, Ecuador erupted this morning at 10:50 local time.  It was preceded by a swarm of earthquakes under 3.0.  Recall that earlier this year we had a volcano erupt in Chile.  We might … Continue reading

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Earthsky asks: Why haven’t earthquakes toppled these balancing rocks?

          Earthsky asks a very good question.  It looks as if someone (not me!) could climb up there and give that top rock a good shove and that would be that.   However, the article describes … Continue reading

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Seattle, Northwest in Danger of a Megaquake?

An article in the July issue New Yorker Magazine by Kathryn Schultz has apparently scared the bejeezes out of people in the Northwest. One of the pull quotes from the article was that “everything west of the i-5 will be … Continue reading

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Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake in the Aleutian Archipelago during the night.

                  The epicenter was 400 miles southwest of  Anchorage, Alaska, and 20 miles down in the Earth.  It struck around Midnight Pacific time.  No tsunami is expected at this time.  For more … Continue reading

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Another volcano erupts this time in Southern Japan

                NHK, the Japanese Television Network, reported today that the volcano Kuchinoeabu-Jima on an island south of the main island had an explosive eruption.  Officials issued an evacuation warning for the island.  Here … Continue reading

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Huge Magma reservoir newly discovered beneath Yellowstone

                    Photo Credit: Robert Smith and Lee J. Seigel, via EarthSky EarthSky.com posted an article last week about a new discovery by University of Utah seismologists about the Yellowstone volcano.  They … Continue reading

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Calbuco volcano erupts in Southern Chile

Photo credit:  Phillip Oyarzo Calisto via earthsky,org The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted on Wednesday, sending huge clouds of gases, ash, and debris throughout southern Chile and as far away as Argentina.  Lava flowed from the volcano as well.  … Continue reading

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Volcanoes and More Volcanoes

Here is BBC News Footage from last weekend’s volcano eruption in Iceland: According to Earthsky.org, It began with a huge white plume of smoke coming from the fissure of the Baroarbunga Volcano  near Holuhraun, Iceland.  This map provided by the … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Supervolcano

Tech Times had an article Sunday on The USGS project to create the Ash3D model of the Yellowstone super eruption estimated to be 640,000 years ago.  Starting about 20 years ago, a number of scientists said that we were about … Continue reading

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New Siberian Craters and Escaping Methane Gases

  Toward the end of last week, EarthSky News  emails contained a link to unexplained craters in Siberia.  Reindeer herders in the Yamalo-Nenets region of the northern Ural mountains, questioned on the scene, had different stories to tell.  Some said … Continue reading

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