Author Archives: Robert Peckyno

When was the last time Mt. Fuji erupted?

Mt. Fuji is a beautiful example of a stratovolcano, and is almost a perfect symmetric cone (at least when viewed from far away).  It is mostly basalt, which is a little bit unusual for stratovolcanoes as most stratovolcanoes are constructed … Continue reading

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Rise and fall of underwater volcano revealed by sonar

More great stuff from the researchers studying Monowai and undersea volcanism near Tonga.  In a period of less than a month, researchers noted “huge changes” in the height of the volcano – according to a recent article in Nature Geoscience … Continue reading

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Fantastic Pictures from Bezymianny

Dr. Olga Girina from KVERT sent a message with a link to this excellent website with current pictures from Bezymianny.   Very very cool stuff!

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Volcanoes Vex Air Force Base Relocation

The proposal to relocate the 18th Aggressor Squadron’s 21 F-16s from Eielson, located 25 miles southeast of Fairbanks, to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage is intended to save money. It’s part of an $8.7 billion dollar cut to the Air … Continue reading

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Earthquake Swarm Rumbles in Hawaii

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports the Kaoiki seismic swarm continues about three miles Northwest of Halemaumau Crater with increased activity overnight with two magnitude 4+ earthquakes Friday (Feb 24). As of 7:15 a.m. Friday 78 earthquakes were … Continue reading

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February 15-21, 2012

Volcanoes with reported activity include: Cleveland, Chuginadak Island | Kanaga, Andreanof Islands | Reventador, Ecuador | Tinakula, Santa Cruz Islands (SW Pacific) | Tungurahua, Ecuador | Turrialba, Costa Rica | Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Hierro, Canary Islands (Spain) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaii … Continue reading

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The IAVCEI 2012 Calendar

Every year, the IAVCEI (the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior for the newbs…) puts out the call for the most amazing volcano pictures (I’m sure glad I’m not on the decision making committee…) and this … Continue reading

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