Worrying: ‘Child of Krakatau’ volcano stirs to life in the Pacific

From the “this can’t be good” department and AFP: An Indonesian volcano known as the “child” of the legendary Krakatoa erupted on Thursday, spewing a plume of ash high into the sky as molten lava streamed down from its summit. Anak Krakatau—a small volcanic island that emerged from the ocean a half century after Krakatoa’s…

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Has a new volcano formed in Hawaii?

Story by David Rothery Professor of Planetary Geosciences, The Open University Kilauea, the most active volcano on Hawaii, has been in continual eruption since 1983. It entered a new phase in early May when fractures along a rift on the eastern side of the volcano opened during a series of earthquakes – some of which became volcanic fissures…

Stacking Up Volcanoes

  Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See Update at end] As readers of my posts know, I’ve held for many years that there are a variety of emergent phenomena that regulate the earth’s temperature. See my posts The Thermostat Hypothesis and Emergent Climate Phenomena for an overview of my hypothesis. One of the predictions derivable…

The month-long Kilauea eruption as seen from orbit

In early May 2018, an eruption on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano began to unfold. Here’s what satellites saw in the first few weeks of the eruption. This video is a compendium of satellite views from NASA and other sources that tell the story of the eruption over the last month. For more details about these images,…

When Eruptions Don’t

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Inspired by Richard Keen’s interesting WUWT post on using eclipses to determine the clarity of the atmosphere, I went to the website of the Hawaiian Mauna Loa Observatory. They have some very fascinating datasets. One of them is a measurement of direct solar radiation, minute by minute, since about 1980. I…

Japan's Mount Io erupts for the first time in 250 years

From wire reports: A volcano in southern Japan, Mount Io, erupted for the first time since 1768 on Thursday, spewing steam and ash 400 meters (1,300 feet) into the air. Video follows. Authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain. A warning area has been issued within 3km of the volcano due to large flying volcanic…

The Mount Meager volcanic complex as seen from the east near Pemberton, BC. Summits left to right are Capricorn Mountain, Mount Meager, and Plinth Peak.

Claim: Global Warming Will Trigger Volcanic Eruptions

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Volcanic eruptions are now the fault of that wicked little molecule. Climate change could trigger volcanic eruptions across the world, warn scientists Melting of ice on volcanoes can increase risk of landslides and destabilise magma ‘plumbing system’ inside, say researchers Josh Gabbatiss Science Correspondent Wednesday 11 April 2018 17:28 BST…