• Much like shaking up a soda pop can, passing seismic waves can induce bubble formation, density and/or viscosity changes, increasing the pressure within the magma chamber and possibly increasing the likelihood of an eruption of a distant volcano. (hawaii247.com)
  • In regions that have experienced a M9 earthquake or larger in the last 75 years (Kamchatka, Chile, Alaska, Indonesia), several nearby volcanoes in areas of relaxation from the earthquake erupted in the weeks to months after the earthquake. (hawaii247.com)
  • Typical of intervals without active eruptions, seismic activity is the primary indicator of what's happening inside Hawaiian volcanoes. (hawaii247.com)
  • Referring specifically to the type of situation represented by the Pacific Northwest, they wrote: "Although it will be difficult, it may soon be possible to predict future eruptions of known active or temporarily dormant volcanoes. (csmonitor.com)
  • The rapid growth of population, urbanization, and economic development are driving more and more people to settle around volcanoes, significantly increasing the potential loss of life and property in the event of eruptions, said Robert Tilling, a senior volcanologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Every day, tens of thousands of passengers fly over volcanically active regions such as the North Pacific, which has more than 100 active volcanoes and four to five ash-producing eruptions each year. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • While Glacier Peak has shown no sign of eruption in the last few decades, the lahars deposits in the river valleys from past eruptions are a reminder of the hazard Glacier Peak poses to the communities living in the valleys adjacent to the volcano. (wa.gov)
  • Scientists monitoring Alaska's volcanoes have been forced to shut down stations that provide real-time tracking of eruptions and forgo repairs of seismic equipment amid ongoing federal budget cuts _ moves that could mean delays in getting vital information to airline pilots and emergency planners. (yahoo.com)
  • The Alaska Volcano Observatory can no longer seismically monitor five volcanoes with real-time equipment to detect imminent eruptions. (yahoo.com)
  • Steaming lava has been flowing from Kilauea's belly ever since its most recent eruption began more than 20 years ago, and most natives credit Pele, the island's famed volcano goddess, for its blazing eruptions. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • The eruptions follow flight disruptions over northern Europe last month when the Iceland volcano Grimsvotn threw ash into the air, closing airports in Germany. (marketwatch.com)
  • Earlier this month, the Puyehue volcano in Chile began hurling plumes of ash over Latin America that spread to South Africa and Australia and more eruptions are expected in coming days The Nabro volcano in Eritrea, on the Red Sea in the horn of Africa, started erupting over the weekend. (marketwatch.com)
  • Two Alaskan volcanoes that began minor eruptions weeks ago are showing their strongest seismic activity yet, emitting small amounts of lava and ash along with smoke plumes, the Alaska Volcano Observatory said Tuesday. (cnn.com)
  • The eruptions of both volcanoes compare to those in the past, where activity lasted for weeks or months before dying down again. (cnn.com)
  • Mount Baker is one of the youngest Cascade volcanoes, and erupts infrequently. (wa.gov)
  • When one shits in ones mouth then punch them in the stomach region so that the shit erupts out of the mouth like a volcano. (urbandictionary.com)
  • This category is within the scope of WikiProject Volcanoes , a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of volcanoes , volcanology , igneous petrology , and related subjects on Wikipedia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Volcano instability and its consequences for potential future hazards is currently a major theme in volcanology research. (geotimes.org)
  • Their work suggests that remote sensing data analysis is an efficient and cost effective way of assessing such hazards at other volcanoes ( Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research , 105 p. 49-63). (geotimes.org)
  • For anyone not familiar with basic terms relating to volcanology, the science of volcanoes, I created a separate article with information such as the difference between a crater and a caldera, what shield volcanoes and a stratovolcanoes are, and more. (infobarrel.com)
  • Because our budget has been declining for so long, we have no hope of actually addressing the Cleveland eruption in the way that it really should be," said geophysicist John Power, the USGS scientist in charge at the Alaska Volcano Observatory. (yahoo.com)
  • The possible discovery of a pair of recently erupting ice volcanoes on Pluto are among the unexpected "astounding" findings just unveiled by perplexed scientists with NASA's New Horizons spacecraft , barely four months after the historic first flyby of the last unexplored planet in our solar system. (universetoday.com)
  • Scientists using New Horizons images of Pluto's surface to make 3-D topographic maps have discovered that two of Pluto's mountains, informally named Wright Mons and Piccard Mons, could possibly be ice volcanoes. (universetoday.com)
  • Scientists created 3-D topographic maps from the probes images and discovered the possible ice volcanoes - informally named Wright Mons and Piccard Mons. (universetoday.com)
  • In the past 25 years, scientists have developed a theory--called plate tectonics--that explains the locations of volcanoes and their relationship to other large-scale geologic features. (usgs.gov)
  • Sound waves picked up the Cleveland eruption, but it took 40 minutes for the data to reach scientists in Anchorage, 940 miles northeast of the volcano. (yahoo.com)
  • She was a bit of a surprise, but even before Voyager snapped that famous image of the first volcano caught erupting outside Earth, scientists suspected they'd find active volcanoes there. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Since the relatively abrupt end to Kīlauea's summit collapse sequence and lower East Rift Zone lava flows in early August, HVO has not noted any trends suggesting that the volcano is building toward imminent renewed eruptive activity. (hawaii247.com)
  • The volcano frequently and explosively produces dacitic lava flows, tephra, and far-reaching lahars (volcanic mudflows). (wa.gov)
  • And its neighbor, the Niramuragira Volcano, produced small lava flows in February 2001. (geotimes.org)
  • UHH and its Geology Department generously opened offices and labs to HVO staff-evacuated from Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park upon its closure-where they could work in temporarily available space. (hawaii247.com)
  • These are big mountains with a large hole in their summit, and on Earth that generally means one thing-a volcano," said Oliver White, New Horizons postdoctoral researcher with NASA Ames, in a statement. (universetoday.com)
  • Image courtesy NASA/How Volcanoes Work. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Steam and gas still issue from both Sherman Crater and the Dorr fumarole field on the northeast flank of the volcano today. (wa.gov)
  • As I sized up the crater before me, a man stained slate gray from his volcano attendant duties motioned for me to join him in the murky pool. (cnn.com)
  • A spatter cone on Kilauea's Pu'u 'O'o crater spits fountains of fire at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • The growth of cryptodomes within a volcanic edifice is an effective way of destabilizing a volcano as illustrated by the May 18, 1980 collapse of Mount St. Helens. (geotimes.org)
  • The observatory warned of more vigorous activity with the Pavlof and Veniaminof volcanoes, both on the Alaskan Peninsula -- though that will likely just mean more ash. (cnn.com)
  • Some lava is flowing, and the volcano is spewing a cloud of steam and ash that has risen as high as 28,000 feet, said Schneider, at the observatory in Anchorage. (cnn.com)
  • During Hurricane Mich in 1998, Casita Volcano in Nicaragua had a catastrophic flank collapse as a result of excessive precipitation and resulted in a lahar that killed 2500 people. (geotimes.org)
  • Volcanoes are the most visual result of plate tectonics, and are one of the few places on Earth where molten rock can reach the surface. (wa.gov)
  • While its activity since then has waxed and waned, seismic activity increased since Tuesday morning and the volcano has started continuously shaking, said David Schneider, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. (cnn.com)
  • There are even volcanoes on the ocean floor and under the icecaps in Iceland. (reference.com)
  • Last year, another Iceland volcano, Eyjafjallajoekull, grounded tens of thousands of flights and cost airlines millions of dollars. (marketwatch.com)
  • Heat from the volcano can melt snow or ice and cause dangerous mudslides called lahars. (wa.gov)
  • The volcano experienced a low-level eruption earlier this month that continues to discharge steam, gas and heat, although no ash clouds have been detected in the past week. (yahoo.com)
  • Two large mountainous features tens of miles across and several miles high, have been potentially identified by the team as volcanoes. (universetoday.com)
  • The catastrophic collapse of steep volcano flanks and the resulting debris flows can potentially threaten a large number of people. (geotimes.org)
  • The volcano reaches a height of 3,002 feet (915 meters), and it fills the southern half of Montserrat. (nasa.gov)
  • volcanoes vent ultramafic lavas hotter than anything seen on Earth in billions of years. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Volcanoes also happen on other planets in the solar system. (reference.com)
  • There are even old volcanoes on other planets, such as Venus and Mars. (wa.gov)
  • Generally, volcanoes are labeled extinct when no eruption has been noted in recorded history. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Both mountains appear to show summit depressions "with a large hole" visible in the center, similar to volcanoes on Earth. (universetoday.com)
  • Some volcanoes are cone-shaped mountains, some are flat-topped like mountain plateaus, some have fissure vents, which are cracks where the lava escapes, and others bulge like domes. (reference.com)
  • Volcanoes are also beautiful mountains that many people visit each year for recreation. (wa.gov)
  • Soufrière Hills Volcano on Montserrat continued its dome growth activity at a rate of 3 cubic meters per second. (geotimes.org)
  • Acquired December 20, 2009, this true-color image shows a plume from Soufriere Hills Volcano on Montserrat blowing toward the northwest. (nasa.gov)
  • After 10 months of relative quiet, Soufriere Hills Volcano on the Caribbean island Montserrat resumed activity in early October 2009. (nasa.gov)
  • According to the Novosibirsk geophysicists' calculations, if the flow rate is 3?10^11 Wt, eruption will happen, should the head diameter be 770 to 1310 kilometers, but if the flow rate is thrice as little, diameter of the region to be covered by volcanoes soon or not that soon, would make 450 to 770 kilometers. (innovations-report.com)
  • At about 15 feet in diameter, however, the volcano soon reached capacity. (cnn.com)
  • When Earth was new, the superheated gases within it (including carbon dioxide ) streamed out through countless volcanoes to form the original atmosphere and oceans. (encyclopedia.com)
  • KARANGASEM, Indonesia - A volcano gushing towering columns of ash closed the airport on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali for a second day Tuesday, disrupting travel for tens of. (nypost.com)
  • For example, gone is a plan to install seismic monitors at Cleveland Volcano, a remote mountain on an uninhabited island in the Aleutians. (yahoo.com)
  • Some people think of Hawai'i as a land of white, sandy beaches and lush forest, but each year more than one million people trade in their swimsuits for hiking boots to hotfoot around Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park stays open 24 hours a day, year-round. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Volcanoes form on land near coastal areas when a continental (land) plate and an oceanic plate converge or move toward each other. (encyclopedia.com)
  • What causes a volcano to form? (reference.com)
  • Expect to tip the locals $1 each for their services while visiting the volcano. (cnn.com)
  • TOKYO - One man was killed and at least 11 people injured, some critically when rocks from an erupting volcano rained down on skiers at a mountain resort in central. (nypost.com)
  • What is the difference between a volcano and a mountain? (reference.com)
  • Volcanoes are found both on land and under the oceans (where they are called seamounts). (encyclopedia.com)
  • Geologists label volcanoes by their periods of activity. (encyclopedia.com)
  • JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian authorities lowered the alert status of Bali's Mount Agung volcano from the highest level on Saturday following a significant decrease in activity and said thousands of. (nypost.com)
  • Lake Villarica and the Villarica Volcano - which soars up to 9,395 feet - are two of the most popular features in the region. (iexplore.com)
  • Sitting relatively low on the sklyline, Glacier Peak is mostly hidden from Puget Lowland residents, yet it is one of the more dangerous of the Cascade volcanoes. (wa.gov)