Monthly Archives: August 2011

Hey, Let’s Go Live in a Volcano!


Boy oh boy we humans do love our volcanoes! We want to live right up on them, we want to grow our food in the rich volcanic soil they produce while admiring their majestic natural beauty, we want to get … Continue reading

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Watching Redoubt


Alaska’s Redoubt volcano bears watching of late, but then it’s always been one to keep an eye on, as it is the most active Holocene stratovolcano in the Cook Inlet.  On AVO’s seismographs it appears as the most seismically active … Continue reading

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The Long Period Event


Those of us who have spent a lot of time looking at seismographs (and hey, who hasn’t?) know that they can present quite a riddle for the inexperienced. There was a time when even seismologists had trouble figuring them out. … Continue reading

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Webicorder reliability?


In my first post to this blog I noted what appeared to be some exciting readings from the webicorder at station BKE V on Mt. Vesuvius, which appeared to show elevated seismicity at times and at other times seemed to … Continue reading

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Cleveland Volcano Comes Alive


I spend a lot of time monitoring the volcanoes of the Aleutian arc, such as I am able to given that only a few out of the 90 or so volcanoes there have web accessible seismographs and lately Mt. Augustine … Continue reading

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Krakatau: It ain’t no Anak!


Krakatau, for those who survived it’s August 27th 1883 eruption had to have seemed exactly to have been the very end of the world, even of the cosmos. Over 36,400 people died that day in a disaster they had no … Continue reading

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