Sunday, June 30, 2013

Volcano Watch - Taal, Shiveluch, Popocatépetl, Telica, and Pavlof Volcanic eruptions

From just looking at the news over the last two days, a number of these volcanic eruptions seem to be going a bit higher in elevation, compared to the norm. The intensity seems to have picked up somewhat.
The 3,283-meter (10,771 feet) Shiveluch volcano
Shiveluch Volcano

Volcano in Russia’s Kamchatka Spews Ash Up to 4.3 Miles: 28 June 2013 - " Russia's northernmost active volcano churned out ash to a height of up to 7,000 meters (almost 23,000 feet) in the country's Far East, local Emergencies Ministry’s department reported on Friday."

Telica Volcano

Nicarauga’s Telica volcano shaken by new earthquake swarm: 28 June 2013 - "A new earthquake swarm started this morning, visible on INETER’s seismograms. Telica has six cones, the tallest of which is 1061 meters high. There is a double crater at the top, 700 meters wide and 120 meters deep. Telica has erupted frequently since the Spanish Era. "

Taal volcano nag-alboroto, 15 volcanic quakes, naitala: 28 June 2013 - "Growing unrest is being reported at Taal Volcano in Batangas.  It has been shaken by 15 volcanic earthquakes in the past 24 hours.  Ground deformation is also being reported on one flank of the volcano.”

Popocatépetl Volcano

Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico): increasing activity, aerial images of crater: 27 June 2013 - "Seismic activity has picked up, suggesting that the volcano could be headed for more vigorous activity soon. SO2 emissions on NOAA recent satellite data have been relatively high as well. "

And the recent article I just posted - Alaska Volcano eruptions get worse: `We can’t explain’ says Geologist: 29 June 2013 - "Alaska volcano eruptions are entering a more powerful phase. After six weeks of Alaska volcano eruptions reaching five miles into the sky, covering nearby communities with ash and shutting down air flights, there looks to be no end."