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Volcanic News of interest and note from around the world.

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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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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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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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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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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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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