Posts Tagged 'volcano'

Kilauea’s Halema’uma’u Lava Lake At Highest Level

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Summit area of Kilauea, showing the caldera in which the Halema’uma’u Crater sits. Image: NASA Earth Observatory, July 2010.

The state of the lava lake in the Halema’uma’u Crater at Kilauea is now at its highest level since its formation in 2008, reaching 50 meters from the floor of the crater and now covering the inner ledge.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

DIY Lava Flows: Perfect for Making Volcanic S’Mores

If there’s one thing that I never thought you could turn into a DIY project, it’s lava flows. But leave it to the ingenuity of sculptor Boby Wysocki and geologist Jeff Karson at Syracuse University to create their own DIY lava project. They create molten rock, then pour it out to produce lava. Then, kids get to melt marshmallows on it.

diy lava flow

Read more @ Technabob

USGS Map Details Volcanos on the Surface of Io

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This new map was published last Monday by the USGS and it showcases the hellish surface of Jupiter’s moon Io, the most volcanically active object in the Solar System. The creation of the map took over six years, and the map itself identifies 425 volcanoes as well as lava flow fields, squat mountains, deposits left by volcanic plumes, and plains rich in sulfur dioxide.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Colombian Volcano Nevado del Ruiz Has Increased Activity

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The Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia hasn’t erupted in over 20 years, but there are signs that point that it’s entering a more active phase. INGEOMINAS scientists did a flyover with the Colombian Air Force and discovered ash on the glacier, near the crater rim, and more ash on the eastern flank.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Italian Volcano Etna Has Its Third Eruption of 2012

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The Italian volcano Etna, located in on the eastern coast of Sicily, has had its third paroxysm of 2012 on March 4th, its first since early February. The new eruption was a relatively short event, which was preceded by 18 days worth of smaller strombolian activity, which are relatively lower level volcanic eruptions.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Rincon de la Vieja Erupts Again in Costa Rica

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It has been almost 14 years since the volcano Rincón de la Vieja in Costa Rica entered an active eruptive phase and it looks like the volcano might be reawakening from its slumber. The volcano experienced two small eruptions in the early morning of February 22nd.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Little Ice Age Sparked by Volcanoes, Sustained by Sea-Ice Feedback

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The Little Ice Age (LIA), a mysterious period of cooling that occurred after the Medieval Warm Period and extended from the 16th into the 19th centuries, might have been caused by a series of volcanic eruptions and sustained by sea ice.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Ash-Covered Landscape: Puyehue Volcano in Chile Spreads Volcanic Ash

Southern Chile looks like an alien planet

Ash clouds

Grimsvotn Volcano

Another massive eruption in Iceland, via The Big Picture

The Way to the Center of the Earth

Lava lake, via The Big Picture


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