JAKARTA, January 29. The eruption of Tengger (Caldera) on the Indonesian island of Java has violated the traffic on it the most populous island in the world. According to ITAR-TASS, in the canceled dozens of international flights linking the resort island of Bali with other parts of the world.Thus, according to the Australian airline Jetstar and Virgin Blue, about 4.5 thousand passengers stuck in airports of the two countries.
As stated by the representative of the Ministry of transportation of Indonesia Bambang Ervan, ash emissions struck the airspace within a radius of 200 nautical miles Read more [...]
According to a new study, the last few years, a huge volcano under Yellowstone national Park is growing at an unprecedented pace.
In ancient times this volcano was the largest source of continental eruptions, but as scientists say, his recent activity does not necessarily mean that another catastrophic eruption is imminent.His recent activity is unprecedented in the Caldera (kotloobraznye depression in place the top of the volcano; approx. mixednews) Yellowstone, but it is not unusual for other volcanoes in the world. In the new study just came out that the Yellowstone Caldera is more active Read more [...]
on April 11. According to the U.S. geological survey, a lot of weak earthquakes shook the border between the U.S. States of California and Nevada in the Eastern Sierra (the word \"Sierra\" means mountain chain, - note. translator) for the last day.
The strongest of them had a magnitude of 4.2 and 4.0, and both occurred on Sunday afternoon in Hawthorne, pieces Nevada, approximately 140 miles East of Sacramento. Weaker earthquakes continued on Monday morning.Messages about possible damage and the injured have been reported. In the above-mentioned earthquakes have also included some earthquakes Read more [...]
The volcano Campi Flegrei, is a large, 13 kilometers (8,1 miles) wide Caldera. It is located to the West of Naples, Italy. Caldera declared a regional Park in 2003. Being mostly under water, the area of the volcano consists of 24 craters and volcanic structures. The Caldera, which is now essentially located on the ground level, can be reached on foot. It contains a large number of fumaroles, of which can be seen escaping steam and, at last count, more than 150 pools of boiling mud. Several children cones and craters of the tuff are within the Caldera. One of these craters filled with lake Avernus.In Read more [...]
on March 15. One of the most famous and picturesque Greek Islands, Santorini, also known as Thira, may be destroyed as a result of a strong eruption of an underwater volcano. To such conclusion came from American scientist Andrew Newman from Georgia Institute of Technology.
He found that the volcanoes of the island, not showing visible signs of geological activity since 1950, woke up again.
Geophysicist Newman monitors the Geology of Santorini in 2006 with his own set on its surface 20 GPS stations. These devices use satellite navigation to measure the slightest movements of the earth's surface — Read more [...]
A General picture of Ambrym volcano and s in Vanuatu for a seven-day period.
4 April. Ambrym volcano began to show signs of seismic activity after a long period of peace. According to the University of Hawaii, signs of activity in the form of a strong thermal signal visible on the craters of Marum and Benbow. Other signs mobility lava while extremely difficult to identify, because the region is the season of cyclones, and the volcano is simply closed by clouds.
Large basalt Ambrym volcano is a Caldera width of 12 km and is one of the most active volcanoes of the arc of New Hebrides. The volcano Read more [...]
In the Valley of Geysers in Kamchatka scientists found dark green filamentous algae that can survive temperatures up to 98 degrees. This is stated in the message Kronotsky reserve, which summarized the research of thermophilic microorganisms conducted Genetics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. During the 3 years of Novosibirsk researchers studied biosystems developing in extreme conditions on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Studies conducted in springs near the volcano caldera, in the Valley of Geysers and Death Valley. "Now we know that in the Valley of Geysers known eight Read more [...]
The Plenum of the Supreme Court Greece ruled that the caldera Volcano (Round or oval hole in the end of the vent Volcano) On the famous Santorini owned by the Greek state since its inception. Therefore, the claim of legal and private persons to the area have no reason to, because they've never owned these territories.Recall that a few years ago, one of the joint-stock company started construction of the caldera Volcano, and the government has submitted to the organization in court.Category: Volcanoes Read more [...]
Supervolcano located in the caldera of Phlegraean fields near the Italian city Naples, began to file clear signs of activity. Seismologists say that the surface temperature of the volcano has increased, which means that the approach of the magma to the surface.In addition, a significant deformation of the surface soil was at Phlegraean fields. At some point near the city Potstsuolli lift soil in the past 12 months was 8 cm, the peak rise occurred in July-August 2012, the process is still ongoing. Although these upgrades can not be considered a rare event in the history of Phlegraean Fields, Read more [...]
If you watch Ambrym volcano lava fields from the earth, comes to mind Mount Orodruin from "Lord of the Rings." Landscape veiled thick smoke, which you can see the bright orange glow of lava ...From space, meanwhile, offers a more sophisticated look. Official portal of NASA - "Earth Observatory" - published a picture of volcanic activity in the caldera Ambrima made by December 13, 2012. In the image clearly visible double lava lake at Marum cone. The largest of the lakes in the picture - gray, is located in the crater Mbulezu. South-west is a secondary crater Read more [...]
In recent times there are news about the discovery of sleeping supervolcanoes that in Italy, in Turkey, and at the same time in 2007 a sleeping giant has been found in Kamchatka, but of him recently no one remembers.
According to the journal "Science and Life", scientists from the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences have discovered a huge crater supervolcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula.Scientists at the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences have discovered a giant caldera, Read more [...]
San Diego Canon in the Jemez Mountains Exposure: Jim Stein/courtesy New Mexico TouristryHighway 4 has a storey to secernate, a material whacker, and I'm impulsive done the midsection of it—the Valles Caldera, a trough of skunk, woods, and streamlets that's a xii miles across-the-board and boxed by the 11,000-foot Jemez Mountains. The monolithic crater and the realm's volcanic tufa are the fruits of blasts from a mob of prehistorical volcanoes that were 100 multiplication more destructive than Wax St. Helens' 1980 clap.More a 1000000 age after, hither I am on a tortuous Read more [...]
Another giant disaster occurred in the Sunda archipelago in 1883: Volcano exploded Krakatau. Before the eruption it was a small archipelago of islands, the largest of which was the size of Krakatoa 9x5 km. It consisted of three conjoined craters: Rakata (800 m) - in the south, Dana (450 m) - in the center, Perbuatan (120 m) - in the northern part of the island. North-west there was another, smaller island, known Ferleyten (Desert), and to the east island Lang (Long) and a few very small islands. The entire archipelago to be remnants of a volcano a height of about two thousand meters, which was Read more [...]
The study of the deep sediments of the eastern Mediterranean and the volcanic archipelago has restored Santorinskogo conditions grandiose volcanic disaster that occurred 3,500 years ago in the Mediterranean.
Bottom sediments of the deep seas and oceans are usually studied using special tubes - corer, sink to the bottom of the ocean from the deck of the ship. These tubes, hollow inside, bumping into surface layers of sediment, and then filled in the last retrieved to the surface. Taken out of the tube column sediment corer typically reaches a length of several meters, and in some cases, a few Read more [...]
The total picture of the volcano Ambrym and s-in Vanuatu for a seven-day period.
April 4. Ambrym volcano began showing signs of seismic activity after a long period of calm. As the University of Hawaii, signs of activity in the form of a powerful thermal signal visible in the craters of Marum and Benbow. Other signs of mobility while lava is extremely difficult to identify, as the cyclone season in the region, and the volcano is simply closed clouds.
Large basaltic volcano Ambrym caldera has a width of 12 km and is one of the most active volcanoes in New Hebrides arc. The volcano is covered Read more [...]
March 15. One of the most famous and picturesque Greek islands, Santorini, also known as Thira, can be destroyed in a major eruption of an underwater volcano. Such a conclusion was an American scientist, Andrew Newman, Georgia Institute of Technology.
He found that the volcanoes of the island, shows no sign of a significant geological activity since 1950, again awoke.
Geophysicist Newman watches geology of Santorini in 2006 with his own established on the surface 20 of the GPS-stations. These devices use satellite navigation to measure the slightest movements of the earth surface - in the same Read more [...]