Monthly Archives: January 2012

What’s the biggest volcano in the world?

The largest volcano in the world, Mauna Loa in Hawaii which is estimated at around 80,000 cubic kilometers.   Peter Lipman of the U.S. Geological Survey used high resolution bathymetry of the underwater slopes of the volcano, data from seismic … Continue reading

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Jaunary 04-10, 2012

Volcanoes with reported activity last week include: Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Galeras, Colombia | Lewotolo, Lomblen Island (Indonesia) |Láscar, Northern Chile | Nyamuragira, Democratic Republic of Congo | Reventador, Ecuador | Sangay, Ecuador | Tungurahua, Ecuador | Zubair Group, Yemen Ongoing Activity: | Fuego, Guatemala | Hierro, Canary Islands … Continue reading

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Nyamuragira continues to erupt

NASA’s Earth Observatory has just posted some great images of Africa’s Nyamuragira volcano and new lava flow produced by the latest activity there.  As the Eruptions! blog noted in November, this volcano is remote and poses no threat to people … Continue reading

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Has there ever been any volcanic activity in Australia?

There have not been any eruptions in Australia during this century. The most recent eruption in Australia was at Mt. Gambier, a shield volcano in the Newer Volcanic Province, Victoria.   The Newer Volcanics Province in Victoria Australia is made … Continue reading

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December 28, 2011 – Jaunary 03, 2012

Volcanoes with activity this week include: Callaqui, Central Chile | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island | Galeras, Colombia |Gamalama, Halmahera | Lewotolo, Lomblen Island (Indonesia) | Lokon-Empung, Sulawesi | Poás, Costa Rica | Sorikmarapi, Sumatra (Indonesia) | Tungurahua, Ecuador Ongoing Activity: | Fuego, Guatemala | Hierro, Canary Islands (Spain) | Karymsky, Eastern … Continue reading

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Venus Volcanoes

Venus has more volcanoes than any other planet in the solar system. Over 1600 major volcanoes or volcanic features are known (see map), and there are many, many more smaller volcanoes. Locations after Head et al. (1992) J. Geophys. Res. … Continue reading

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