Volcanos / Plate Tectonics
Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity
"10,000 years of volcanic activity at your fingertips"
LAVA LIGHTS vs. NORTHERN LIGHTS: Iceland's largest volcano is restless. The Bardarbunga volcano system, located under the massive Vatnajoekull glacier, has been rocked by hundreds of tremors daily since mid-August. Lava is currently spewing from fissures, prompting fears of a much larger eruption. Local photographers, meanwhile, are having a great time recording a rare mix of lava-red and aurora-green in the night sky:
Thorsten Boeckel sends this photo from Mývatn, Iceland. "The red shine of the fissure eruption together with the green aurora provided a phantastic view," he says.
A full-fledged eruption of this volcano has the potential to be even more disruptive than the 2010 eruption of nearby Eyjafjallajokull, which threw air traffic into chaos across Europe. According to the Icelandic Met Office, there are no signs of decreasing magma output as of Sept. 17th. This means more lava is in the offing--along with more phantastic photo-ops as aurora season unfolds around the Arctic Circle. Stay tuned to the photo gallery for visual updates. Aurora alerts: text, voice
The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is a cooperative project between the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program. Updated by 2300 UTC every Wednesday, notices of volcanic activity posted on these pages are preliminary and subject to change as events are studied in more detail. This is not a comprehensive list of all of Earth's volcanoes erupting during the week, but rather a summary of activity at volcanoes that meet criteria discussed in detail in the "Criteria and Disclaimers" section. Carefully reviewed, detailed reports on various volcanoes are published monthly in the Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network.
Name Location Activity
Chirpoi Kuril Islands (Russia) New
Etna Sicily (Italy) New
Fogo Cape Verde New
Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Tonga Islands New
Klyuchevskoy Central Kamchatka (Russia) New
Soputan Sulawesi (Indonesia) New
Tangkubanparahu Western Java (Indonesia) New
Aira Kyushu (Japan) Ongoing
Bardarbunga Iceland Ongoing
Chirinkotan Kuril Islands (Russia) Ongoing
Kilauea Hawaiian Islands (USA) Ongoing
Popocatepetl Mexico Ongoing
Sheveluch Central Kamchatka (Russia) Ongoing
Shishaldin Fox Islands (USA) Ongoing
Sinabung Indonesia Ongoing
Slamet Central Java (Indonesia) Ongoing
Suwanosejima Ryukyu Islands (Japan) Ongoing
Zhupanovsky Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) Ongoing
I say Mt Redoubt ready to blow big time soon Check EQs happing now and recent past building to blow TOP.
posted 8/27/2014 8:32pm PST K.Walker
Latest volcano news:
GeoNet issued a new bulletin about unusual seismic activity at White Island, but mentions that there is no current eruption:
"Over the past few weeks White Island has repeatedly produced very small volcanic earthquakes. These small tremor bursts are occurring like clockwork, approximately every 70 seconds, creating a unique pattern on our earthquake drum, with hundreds of these small bursts recorded every day
Worldwide Volcano News and Updates: Current Erupting Volcanoes/Maps,Webcams/Seismic Recordings and More
Volcano Updates from John Seach www.volcanolive.com
Wrightwood / Mt High Live Web Cams
Located in the center of town, see what is going on in Wrightwood CA from the comfort of your computer at home or anywhere. Our Live Wrightwood Webcam is placed to allow everyone the best views of Wrightwood so you always feel like you are in town, never missing out on anything. http://www.wrightwoodca.com/wrightwood/live-cameras.php
This page is updated on Wednesdays. Please see the GVP Home Page for news of the latest significant activity.
Science In Your Backyard: "California" News Releases of Interest for California:
California Real-Time Information:
- Real-time water information
- Real-time tracking of changes to rivers and streams within this location
- Real-time tracking of flood conditions within the State
- Real-time tracking of drought information within this location
- Real-time monitoring of the effects of droughts and other climate variability on ground-water levels.
- Current volcanic activity from the Cascades Volcano Observatory.
- Current volcanic activity from the Long Valley Volcano Observatory.
- Real-time and historical earthquake information
- Real-time monitoring of selected landslides and hillsides.
Interactive Maps and Volcano CamsBelow: The Ring of Fire is a zone of frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that encircles the basin of the Pacific Ocean. It is shaped like a horseshoe and it is 40,000 km long. It is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, island arcs, and volcanic mountain ranges and/or plate movements. It is sometimes called the circum-Pacific belt or the circum-Pacific seismic belt. (click image for more info)
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Ring of Fire and World Techtonic Plates. Click Image for Information and list of great related links.
Click on Image Takes you to: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History New Global Volcanism Program Website!
ABOVE: "10,000 years of volcanic activity at your fingertips" Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of Natural History
New Global Volcanism Program Website!
May 20, 2013
U.S. Volcanoes and Current Activity Alerts:
Click Image below... static Webcam image... Auto Updates every 30 seconds
Above: Please Note: As of 12/12/10 Ol
Old Faithful Live Streaming Web Video Camera :
Switched to Adobe Flash media player in an effort to make the stream more accessible. Tests and tweaking are ongoing, but the stream should be viewable most of the time from either. Keep an eye here and see if Old Faithfull reacts to earthquake swarms in the park! Check archives data for times, intervals, locations. See any trends?
A high bandwidth connection and the free Adobe Flash player are recommended. Initial loading times will vary based on the speed of your internet connection. Please be patient. Other upgrades to network cabling and connections are also planned, and should help keep the camera feed more stable in the future. http://www.nps.gov/features/yell/live/oflive.htm
Recent Helicorder Displays
Visit the Geyser Observation and Study Association (a non-governmental site) for a recent summary of geyser activity in the Old Faithful area.
All the Webcams are available at http://www.nps.gov/yell/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm. They do not have control or input into other websites that choose to display their content.
BELOW: Special Map Yellowstone Recent Earthquake Activity...Is the activity volcanic in nature?
"NEW" Recent Earthquake Activity in Yellowstone National Park (Special Map)
Yellowstone National Park Special Map:
University of Utah Seismograph Stations Recent Activity Map
Geyser Research and Information:
THE GEYSER OBSEVATION AND STUDY ASSOCIATION
Electronically Recorded Geyser Activity Compiled by Ralph Taylor
Below: Mt. Redoubt Alaska webcam
Is Mount Rainier Next to Erupt? Soon...Click Image for Rainier Web Cam or Link Below for Many More Cams. Experts are More Worried of Landslides Creating Lahars.
Volcanic "Vents" Program Exploring Deep Ocean Ecosystems:
Research Groups: http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/groups.html
The Acoustic Monitoring Project of the VENTS Program has performed continuous monitoring of ocean noise since August, 1991 using the U.S. Navy SOund SUrveillance System (SOSUS) network and autonomous underwater hydrophones.
Vents Program Expeditions and Research Sites
"VENTS" conducts research on the impacts and consequences of submarine volcanism and hydrothermal venting on the global ocean and deep-sea ecosystems. This research includes exploration, time-series observations, remote monitoring, and innovative instrumentation and aims to provide timely information to the scientific community and the general public via peer-reviewed scientific publications and internet-accessible data and educational products. Go here to get latest information and tools for research.
Watch the History Channel! "American Volcano" Volcano Experts prepare for possible eruption of Mount Rainer. Keep tabs on what is going on at Mount Rainier, Check Volcano Page Often, Watch for Earthquakes and Staus Information.
CLICK HERE FOR A TON OF WEBCAMS:
WEBCAMS OFFLINE AT TIMES DUE TO ERUPTION...TRAFFIC HEAVEY AT TIMES EXPECT SLOW RESPONSE...
ABOVE: Webcam Mount Merapi, Indonesia: View of Mount Merapi (A live view of the current weather at Mount Merapi) Some Cams auto reload every 5 seconds
Merapi (Indonesia) Live WebCam Current Activity...Click Image above or follow this link:
2nd Cam here: http://merapi.bgl.esdm.go.id/view-r.php?id=68&708
ATTENTION: QUICK LINK TO EARTHQUAKE PAGE click this text! Opens in same window
Volcanoes of Hawaii from Volcano Live (John Seach Site)http://www.volcanolive.com/hawaii.html
Click on Images BELOW for webcams Remember it maybe evening for some cams
Mt. Saint Helens Webcams "click Image" or
Try these links:
The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
HOME | Latest Quakes | Volcanoes | Catalogs & Data | Hazards & Preparation | Research | Outreach & Education | Operations & Projects
INTERACTIVE WEBICORDERS (New Style)
Old Style Here: http://old.pnsn.org/WEBICORDER/PNSN/welcome.html
Picturesque view of Halema`uma`u crater, NEW...Fissure Cams Included... Click Image
ABOVE: Click Image Live Panorama of Halemaʻumaʻu from HVO, Kîlauea Volcano
"New"Click this link for Your choice of 14 different Hawaiian webcams Including Mobil Cams :
"New" USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Recent
Earthquake Activity, Webcams, Deformation Data, Webicorders
(Generate Your Own Cross-Sectional Plots)
Recent Kilauea Status Reports, Updates, and Information Releases:
HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
Mt. Fuji (Japan) Click on Image for Webcam View...
Above: Click Image This screen is taken from http://live-fuji.jp/fuji/livee.htm (Nishiura, Numazu-city, Shizuoka pref.) Japan "Webcam"
Below: White Island Volcano, New Zealand
Click on image above takes you to New Zealand geonet.org for a map of volcanoes, locations, and web cams. Great site, tons of information.
SERNAGEOMIN now has a webcam monitoring the recently-active Planchón-Peteroa volcano on the Chile/Argentina border. The camera can be accessed via the OVDAS main page (the link is on the left, at the bottom), or by means of this direct link. Thanks to commenter Rubén for this tip. I'm checking for better connections before adding cam here...
You may want to download a translater "pics don't need it, but you might want to surf the sites" (Google has a nice one)
Geology and tectonics of Þingvellir:
The Þingvellir area is a part of the North Atlantic rift system, almost entirely nested within the Reykjaneshryggur-Langjökull rift system. It can be described as an area of sea-floor spreading, displaying the close association of crustal rifting and volcanism. Þingvellir and the Great Rift Valley of Eastern Africa are the only sites on Earth where the effects of two major plates drifting apart can be observed. Great site lots of information and photos.
(Professor Ólafur Ingólfsson)
Professor of glacial and Quaternary Geology
University of Iceland
Department of Geology and Geography and
Institute of Earth Sciences
Sakura-jima Volcano Interactive Camera (Japan) U-Control Camera.
ABOVE: Sakura-jima Volcano Interactive Camera (Japan) U-Control Camera Position and Zoom.Helpfull Research Links Costa Rica:
Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica:
"Translator Helpful Here"
"VSOCR" Is an interdisciplinary research institute of the National University.
Recent Helicorder Displays Turrialba Volcano:
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"NEW" Tokyo: Latest Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) within 24 hours
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