Author Archives: Robert Peckyno

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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February 08-14, 2012

Volcanoes with reported activity include: Cleveland, Chuginadak Island | Galunggung, Western Java (Indonesia) | Ijen, Eastern Java (Indonesia) | Lokon-Empung, Sulawesi | Reventador, Ecuador | Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Hierro, Canary Islands (Spain) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaii (USA) | Kizimen, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Popocatépetl, México | Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, Central Chile … Continue reading

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February 01-07, 2012

(I apparently skipped this week… sorry :( – new job, crazy busy, drinking more coffee…) – better late than never…!) Volcanoes with reported activity last week include: Cameroon, Cameroon | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island | Karkar, Northeast of New Guinea (SW Pacific) | Papandayan, … Continue reading

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Welcome CalVo!

The USGS Volcano Hazards Program issued a press release announcing the establishment of the USGS California Volcano Observatory (CalVO), which replaces the Long Valley Observatory (LVO).  Like LVO, CalVO operates out of existing facilities within the USGS Menlo Park (CA) campus with Margaret (Maggie) … Continue reading

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How many volcanoes are there in the United States??

Good question!  (I’m looking at you Mr. Jindal…) Here’s a list compiled a few years back from Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada, by Wood and Kienle.  They list all volcanoes that are younger that 5 million years old … Continue reading

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Need a new job? You can always work on a volcano!

The Mt. St. Helens Institute is conducting a search for a new executive director!! (cool, right?) The job description is shown below: ************************************************************** Job Title:     Executive Director Hours:          Full time, salaried, exempt position Salary: … Continue reading

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January 25-31, 2012

Volcanoes with reported activity last week include: Cleveland, Chuginadak Island | Gamalama, Halmahera | Krakatau, Indonesia |Lewotolo, Lomblen Island (Indonesia) | Nyamuragira, Democratic Republic of Congo | Paluweh, Lesser Sunda Islands (Indonesia) | Dukono, Halmahera | Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Hierro, Canary Islands (Spain) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) … Continue reading

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