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Volcanic News of interest and note from around the world.

Uturuncu Rapidly Inflating

Several news agencies around the world have picked up on the story that Uturuncu volcano is rapidly inflating.  Recent INSAR studies have shown that Uturuncu is inflating at a rate of 1 to 2 cm per year over a 70 … Continue reading

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Renewed Activity and Impending Eruption (of new cool stuff)!!

Here it is, two years later, and so much has happened in the past two years since the last post.  Now that I’m no longer at OSU, I going to revive this blog and there shall be new updates starting … Continue reading

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Amazing New Images of Redoubt!

  Stromboli online has posted some absolutely stunning images from the Redoubt eruption including this gem. See all of their photographs @ Stromboli Online!

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OSU researchers journey into the deep ocean to study undersea eruptions.

When OSU’s William Chadwick and Robert Dziak traveled to the Mariana Islands northwest of Guam in 2004, they observed something no one had seen before — a live, deep-ocean volcanic eruption from a remotely operated vehicle, or ROV. They repeated … Continue reading

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Exploring Vesuvius

The University of Rhode Island has developed an educational website designed to help students learn about the processes of explosive volcanic activity through the use of inquiry-based techniques. The exercises use the 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius volcano in Italy … Continue reading

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Amazing Tongan Eruption Photos

Alan Taylor from the Big Picture Blog on Boston.com has posted some amazing images of the Tongan eruption. I’d link there directly except the public comments are just not exactly… well… scientific. Here are a few low rez linked out … Continue reading

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Ash from Redoubt

After two months of restlessness and a day of heightened earthquake activity, Alaska’s Mount Redoubt Volcano erupted explosively on Sunday, March 22, 2009, at 10:38 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Overnight, four additional large eruptions … Continue reading

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Ashfall from Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka

NASA’s Earth Observatory recently posted this amazing image of ashfall from Shiveluch. The Shiveluch (sometimes spelled Sheveluch) Volcano is the most active of the arc of volcanoes that dot northeast Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. Lava domes build and collapse fairly regularly … Continue reading

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Minchinmavida and Chaiten Volcanoes, Chile

The Andes Mountains along the western coastline of South America include numerous active stratovolcanoes (steep-sided, cone-shaped volcanoes). The majority of these volcanoes were formed and are still fed by magma generated as the Nazca tectonic plate under the southeastern Pacific … Continue reading

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New Website Focused on the 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius volcano!

Steve Carey and Haraldur Sigurdsson recently announced the development of a new instructional website dealing with explosive volcanism and the 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius volcano in Italy (http://www.gso.uri.edu/vesuvius/Home/index.html). A principal feature of this web-based exercise is the coupling of … Continue reading

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