Tag Archives: volcanic ash

Another Icelandic Eruption in the Offing? It Depends

Katla erupts! Just as I was about to upload this post on Iceland’s Hekla Volcano, news of the latest eruption of the Katla Volcano landed in my Inbox. Timing is everything, as they say. Read more of the most recent Katla eruption, as well as the imminent eruption of Hekla.

Another Iceland Volcano Nearing Eruption?

Geologists on Iceland are warning of the increased risk of a fresh volcanic eruption after measuring an increased swarm of earthquakes around the island’s second largest volcano. Experts are warning that the sustained earthquakes are the strongest recorded in recent times.

Merapi: How Could it Get Worse?

Many are asking this very question as the Mount Merapi volcano continues to spew ash along with the pyroclastic flows and mudslides (lahars). I heard on NPR this morning that the ash is so heavy, not only is it literally thickening the air being breathed, but it is clinging to the leaves and branches of […]

Eyjafjallajökull: Stamp Your Ash

Though it’s not dead yet, officials from the Iceland Post company have moved forward with the issuance of three postal stamps commemorating the recent eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The stamps are silk-screened with ink containing silica ash taken from the eruption (of which there is no shortage). On March 20 of this year the […]

Iceland: Fantastic Photography!

From “The Big Picture” at Boston.com, these 35 pictures from Iceland are crisp, dramatic, emotional and breathtaking. You will really feel like you’re in the midst of it all — breathing the ash, feeling the fear and wondering how to carry on. For all the pictures, follow this link.        

Kenya’s Economy Hit Hard after Iceland Volcanic Eruption

We’ve all heard by now about the major travel disruptions the Iceland volcanic eruption has caused across a major part of Europe. However, Europe isn’t the only place impacted by the April 14th ongoing eruptions. Volcanic ash may not have spread as far south as Kenya, in eastern Africa, but their economy has definitely been […]

Latest: Volcanic Ash

Aviation Weather Today, the video series highlighting significant aviation weather issues for aircrews, flight departments and those with an interest in global aviation weather, is moving into an enhanced production schedule to bring the most up-to-date information on the volcanic ash cloud spreading across the North Atlantic and northwestern Europe. Enhanced productions will be online […]

Partial Dome Collapse at Soufriere Hills : Natural Hazards

via earthobservatory.nasa.gov Near constant emissions from the Soufriere Hills volcano on Montserrat Island in the northeastern Caribbean are well known to residents, tourists and pilots but late last week the volcano experienced a partial dome collapse which is being described as the most severe incident in almost four years. With the collapse, the ash plume […]