Monthly Archives: January 2012

Volcandpark Congress 2012

Volcandpark Congress will be held from May 21-25th 2012 in Olot, Spain.  It is the first congress to be devoted to the management of protected volcanic areas.  It aims to act as a forum for debate and thought that will provide … Continue reading

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Kilauea’s Lava Lake Churns

January is Volcano Awareness Month on Hawaii Island and 2012 and is full of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Check out this great video of Kilauea’s lava lake churning posted by Big … Continue reading

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January 18-24, 2012

Volcanoes with reported activity last week include: Sangay, Ecuador | Tungurahua, Ecuador | Turrialba, Costa Rica | Fuego, Guatemala | Hierro, Canary Islands (Spain) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaii (USA) | Kizimen, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Popocatépetl, México |Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, Central Chile | Sakura-jima, Kyushu | Santa María, Guatemala | Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia) As always, you … Continue reading

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Fresh images from Nyamuragira

Check out these recent images detailing activity at Nyamuragira just posted from photovolcanica.com . . These images were taken between monday (1/23) and wednesday (1/25) of this week. . . We talked about the African volcano Nyamuragira just recently in … Continue reading

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Why is magma called lava after it erupts?

Magma comes from an Italian word that means a thick, pasty substance, which is how molten rock behaves within the Earth. Lava, another Italian word, means to slide, which is what molten rock does once it reaches the surface. All … Continue reading

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January 11-17, 2012

Volcanoes with reported activity last week include: Nyamuragira, Democratic Republic of Congo | Suwanose-jima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Tungurahua, Ecuador | Turrialba, Costa Rica | Zubair Group, Yemen | Fuego, Guatemala | Hierro, Canary Islands (Spain) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaii (USA) | Kizimen, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) … Continue reading

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Volcanic Flood Plains on Mercury

“For more than 35 years we have been uncertain about the role of volcanic activity on Mercury,” said James W, Head III, professor of geological sciences at Brown University. But no more. The MESSENGER team confirmed, in a recent Science … Continue reading

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