Posts Tagged 'volcanology'

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

halemaumau-crater-kilauea-hawaii-eruption

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

Predicting Future Explosions at the Yellowstone Caldera

yellowstone-caldera

Scientists have been trying to figure out exactly what the future entails for the Yellowstone caldera. Unlike other more speculative theories, this most recent study tries to unlock the future by examining the past.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Volcanic Eruption at Fuego in Guatemala Intensifies

fuego-from-space

There has been renewed activity at Fuego in Guatemala. The eruption is becoming more intense, although news reports coming out of the region are unclear about what is exactly happening. Currently, 33,000 people have been evacuated.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Colombian Volcano Nevado del Ruiz Has Increased Activity

nevado-del-ruiz-eruption

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

mount-etna-eruption

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

rincon-de-la-vieja-eruption

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

California Volcano Observatory is USGS’s Newest

mount-shasta-aerial-view

The USGS announced on Thursday the founding of the new California Volcano Observatory (CalVO), which joins the ranks of the Yellowstone, Cascades, Hawaii, Alaska and Long Valley observatories.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Diamonds Are Like the Earth’s Champagne Corks

kimberlite-diamond-mantle-rock

It has been demonstrated experimentally that a diamond’s trip from deep below the Earth’s surface must be very quick, since lab tests have shown that the gems would burn up in a matter of days, if not hours, if left in the harsh conditions found in the inner crust. The eruptions of diamonds are driven by massive quantities of carbon dioxide fizzing up from the molten rock that surrounds the gems.

Read more @ SciTechDaily


subscribe to feed

About

ranjitwithkinginbehand.jpgI'm Range, your host. On the menu, photos, art, stories, entertainment and reviews. Links, maths, education and social issues. I'm in Quebec (Canada) or Taiwan (R.O.C.). Follow me on Twitter.

click to subscribe to The Memoirs & receive updates by email.

Join 1,412 other followers

@djrange: my tweets

channels

archives

del.icio.us

translate the memoirs

copyright notice & disclaimer

Please view the full disclaimer and copyright notice here
free web tracker

© 2006-2012 Range all rights reserved


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,412 other followers

%d bloggers like this: