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  • Indonesian officials warn of tsunami after volcano erupts

    04/18/2024 12:57:14 AM PDT · by Paul R. · 7 replies
    NBC News - You Tube ^ | Apr 17, 2024 | NBC News
    At least 11,000 people were forced to evacuate after a volcano erupted in Indonesia. The government is encouraging residents to leave with fears that part of the volcano could break off into the ocean and trigger a tsunami.
  • Volcano erupts in Indonesia, alert level raised to highest

    04/17/2024 8:25:09 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    Phys ^ | 04 17 2024 | Editor
    A volcano erupted several times in Indonesia's outermost region Wednesday, with authorities raising the alert level to its highest point after the dome spewed a column of smoke more than a mile into the sky and forced hundreds to evacuate. Mount Ruang, a stratovolcano in North Sulawesi Province, first erupted at 9:45 pm on Tuesday (1345 GMT) and four times throughout Wednesday, the country's volcanology agency said. The alert level for the volcano, which has a peak of 725 meters above sea level, was then raised on Wednesday evening from three to four, the highest possible level in the four-tiered...
  • Rare volcanic vortex rings puff out of Mount Etna

    04/07/2024 2:43:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    STORY: Volcanic vortex rings are natural, near-perfect circles of gas emitted from a volcano under specific conditions and scientists say Mount Etna emits more than any other volcano on earth. It is a relatively rare phenomenon caused by a constant release of vapours and gases. The gaseous mass ascends rapidly through the central part of the conduit, promoting the formation of rings by wrapping the gas upon itself in a vortex motion. Giuseppe Barbagallo, of the South Etna Alpine Guides Group, said the last time this happened at the Etna volcano was last December. The rings have led locals to...
  • Giant Volcano on Mars, Hiding in Plain Sight for Decades, is 'Long-Sought Smoking Gung' for Scientists

    03/15/2024 8:29:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    The Debrief ^ | MARCH 13, 2024 | MICAH HANKS
    Scientists have discovered a gigantic volcano on Mars near the planet’s equator that remained unnoticed for decades, according to newly published research. The huge volcano was found in the Red Planet’s eastern Tharsis volcanic province, along with what researchers interpret to be a large sheet of buried glacial ice beneath the Martian surface. The discovery came as a surprise, partly because orbital spacecraft have photographed this region of Mars since the early 1970s. Hidden in plain sight now for decades, the giant volcano, which has undergone extensive erosion over time, somehow remained unnoticed. The feature has been given the temporary...
  • Up to 200 earthquakes PER HOUR are detected off the coast of Washington - signaling an underwater volcano eruption

    03/13/2024 5:59:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/13/24 | Peter Hess
    Scientists have detected a 'great swarm' of earthquakes off the coast of Washington clocking as many as 200 in a single hour during one day. Geologists at the University of Washington said the quakes could lead to the Juan de Ruca Ridge erupting within a few weeks or years - but the effects are believed to be mild and not likely impact anyone on land. The underwater volcano sits more than 16,000 feet below the Pacific Ocean and about 150 miles off the coast of Washington. With more than a thousand tiny quakes detected in one day, this is the...
  • The Latest Incredible Discoveries At The Pompeiian Village Of Afragola Change Everything [8:03]

    02/29/2024 10:55:03 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 13, 2024 | Discovery Future
    Most of us are familiar with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, and Stabiae. But did you know that this was not the first time that Vesuvius unleashed its fury on the surrounding lands? Centuries before, around 2000 BC, another massive eruption buried a Bronze Age village in Italy, preserving it in volcanic ash and mud. This village is known as Afragola.In this video, we will show you how archaeologists and scientists uncovered the secrets of this fascinating site.You will discover how ancient plants helped reveal the season of...
  • Red Spouter, Yellowstone’s Multi-Personality Thermal, Created By 1959 Earthquake

    02/26/2024 10:21:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | February 25, 2024 | Andrew Rossi
    Created by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake in 1959, Yellowstone's Red Spouter is a thermal with many personalities. Depending on the season, it can be a hot spring, a boiling mudpot or it can just spew hot gas. Many of Yellowstone National Park’s thermal features are defined by their personalities. The regularity of Old Faithful, the colossal noise and steam clouds of Steamboat Geyser or the colorful palette of the Artists’ Paintpots. By that logic, the Red Spouter might be Yellowstone's most ambitious. Instead of building a reputation around a single personality, it tries to — and succeeds at — being many...
  • The Roundup: Earthquakes And Volcanoes In Yellowstone With Geophysicist Mike Poland

    01/27/2024 4:57:18 PM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | January 26, 2024 | Wendy Corr
    Geophysicist Mike Poland joins Cowboy State Daily's Wendy Corr on "The Roundup" about the super-volcano in Yellowstone, the thousands of earthquakes that hit Yellowstone every year, and why Yellowstone is not likely to blow up anytime soon.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Conversation With Geophysicist Mike Poland Wendy Corr Well, hey there, folks, and welcome to The Roundup. We are a Cowboy State Daily podcast featuring voices, opinions and perspectives from interesting people in the Cowboy State. I'm your host, Wendy Corr. And we've got a fascinating subject today that we're going to talk about with Mike Poland, who is a geophysicist with...
  • New volcanic eruption in Iceland

    12/18/2023 3:09:06 PM PST · by CtBigPat · 9 replies
    Lava has reached the surface in Iceland
  • Iceland volcano: Blue Lagoon closes over eruption fears

    11/09/2023 12:13:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    bbc ^ | 11/09/2022
    The IMO said that magma - molten rock - was accumulating at a depth of around 5km (3m) northwest of Thorbjorn mountain. The Blue Lagoon is easily visible from the mountain. The owners of the famed turquoise hot springs said they would close the site until 16 November out of concern for employees' welfare. The Met Office said an earthquake of 5.0 magnitude, the largest since the increased activity began, was detected shortly past midnight on Thursday in the Fagradalsfjall volcanic area, around 30km from the capital Reykjavik. Ingibjorg Lilja Omarsdottir of the Icelandic Civil Protection Agency has been posted...
  • Indonesia volcano death toll rises to 22 after bodies of 9 more hikers found on Mount Marapi

    12/05/2023 12:32:37 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | DECEMBER 5, 2023 / 10:54 AM EST | Staff
    The death toll from a volcano eruption in Indonesia has risen to 22 after nine more bodies were discovered, a search and rescue agency official said Tuesday. Mount Marapi on the island of Sumatra spewed an ash tower 9,800 feet — taller than the volcano itself — into the sky on Sunday. Hundreds of rescuers have worked for days to find missing hikers, which numbered 10 on Tuesday before the local rescue agency's announcement that most had been found, bringing the days-long search closer to an end. "Nine of 10 missing victims were found dead this afternoon and at the...
  • Indonesia’s Marapi volcano erupts with thunderous roar, sends toxic ash nearly 10,000 feet into the air

    12/03/2023 1:57:13 PM PST · by CFW · 64 replies
    Fox Weather ^ | 12/3/23 | staff
    JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia’s Marapi volcano in the West Sumatra province erupted on Sunday, sending a thick plume of toxic ash and smoke nearly 10,000 feet into the air and was accompanied by a deafening roar that could be heard for miles, according to the country’s disaster management agency. Indonesia’s National Agency for Disaster Countermeasure (BNPB) said in a news release that the nearly 9,500-foot volcano began erupting just before 3 p.m. local time Sunday, and volcanic ash rain from the eruption was reported to have occurred in the Nagari Lasi area of the Canduang District in West Sumatra’s Agam...
  • Study examines how massive 2022 eruption changed stratosphere chemistry and dynamics

    11/29/2023 5:30:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Phys Org ^ | NOVEMBER 20, 2023 | by Leah Burrows, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    1 / 1Eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano in the South Pacific on January 14, 2022, one day prior to the larger eruption plume that would significantly impact stratospheric composition. Credit: Tonga Geological Services, Adapted from Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted on January 15, 2022 in the South Pacific, it produced a shock wave felt around the world and triggered tsunamis in Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, Japan, Chile, Peru and the United States. It also changed the chemistry and dynamics of the stratosphere in the year following the eruption, leading to...
  • Iceland 'is on edge' waiting for volcanic eruption amid fears river of lava could hit power plant after giant crack tears through town, thousands are evacuated and over 700 more earthquakes since yesterday, with 'unholy sounds' coming up from the earth

    11/14/2023 7:21:53 AM PST · by dynachrome · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-14-23 | ELENA SALVONI
    The whole of Iceland 'is on edge' as experts say earthquakes which have been rumbling beneath the surface for days and have torn through a town are a precursor to a volcanic eruption. More than 700 quakes have been recorded in the southwestern Reykjanes Peninsula since yesterday, and despite them being slightly weaker than in previous days the Fagradalsfjall volcano is still expected to erupt. Iceland has been shaken by thousands of tremors over the past few days, with a state of emergency declared on Friday and around 4,000 people ordered to leave the fishing community of Grindavik. Evacuated residents...
  • New island emerges after underwater volcano eruption south of Tokyo

    11/08/2023 1:26:11 PM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | November 8, 2023 (Mainichi Japan)
    This photo taken from a Kyodo News airplane on Oct. 30, 2023, shows a column of steam rising from the waters off Iwoto Island, previously known as Iwojima, in the Pacific Ocean. A new island of 100 meters in diameter, formed by masses of rock spewed from the plumes, is seen near the steam. (Kyodo) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A small new island has emerged near Iwoto Island, about 1,200 kilometers south of Tokyo, following underwater volcanic eruptions occurring since late last month, according to a Japanese researcher. Fukashi Maeno, associate professor at the University of Tokyo's Earthquake Research Institute,...
  • Is California's supervolcano set to blow? Scientists identify more than 2,000 quakes at the Long Valley Caldera that they say 'are precursors for an eruption' (LA under 3000 feet of ash)

    10/24/2023 8:36:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/23/23 | Stacy Liberatore
    California's supervolcano that has the power to bury Los Angeles in more than 3,000 feet of ash is showing signs of activity. Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) identified over 2,000 earthquakes rumbling throughout the Long Valley Caldera in recent years. The team conducted a new investigation to see if the seismic activity was a sign of impending doom or that the risk of a massive eruption was decreasing. Caltech researchers created detailed underground images of the caldera, finding that the recent seismic activity results from fluids and gases released as the area cools off and settles down....
  • New research finds that ancient carbon in rocks releases as much carbon dioxide as the world's volcanoes

    10/05/2023 3:55:10 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 43 replies ^ | 10/4/2023 | University of Oxford
    A new study led by the University of Oxford has overturned the view that natural rock weathering acts as a CO2 sink, indicating instead that this can also act as a large CO2 source, rivaling that of volcanoes. The results, published today in the journal Nature, have important implications...
  • Mount Etna is Europe’s Most Active Volcano. Can You Still Visit During an Eruption?

    09/27/2023 7:33:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Euronews ^ | 22/08/2023 | Rebecca Ann Hughes
    Here’s everything you need to know about how often Mount Etna erupts and how it affects travel and tourism. Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, has been making headlines in the last few years thanks to dramatic eruptions. It lies on the Italian island of Sicily and looms over the city of Catania. This week, Catania airport was forced to close temporarily and driving restrictions were put in place following an eruption that spewed ash over the surrounding area. If you’re thinking of booking a holiday to Catania and eastern Sicily, you may be concerned that volcanic...
  • Hawaii volcano Kilauea erupts after nearly two months of quiet

    09/10/2023 9:02:04 PM PDT · by blu · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9-10-23, 20:20 PM | Associated Press
    Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, began erupting Sunday after a two-month pause, displaying glowing lava that is a safe distance from people and structures in a national park on the Big Island.
  • Tonga Eruption Blasted Unprecedented Amount of Water Into Stratosphere [NASA said a 2022 volcanic eruption could cause earth's surface to warm for the next several years]

    07/31/2023 10:26:52 AM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    NASA ^ | August 2, 2022 | Jane J. Lee and Andrew Wang
    Tonga Eruption Blasted Unprecedented Amount of Water Into Stratosphere The huge amount of water vapor hurled into the atmosphere, as detected by NASA’s Microwave Limb Sounder, could end up temporarily warming Earth’s surface.When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on Jan. 15, it sent a tsunami racing around the world and set off a sonic boom that circled the globe twice. The underwater eruption in the South Pacific Ocean also blasted an enormous plume of water vapor into Earth’s stratosphere – enough to fill more than 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. The sheer amount of water vapor could be enough to...