Iceland is experiencing another strong gale with gusts up to 250km/h in the north. It remobilized ash wich caused stinging lungs for our Icelandic friends and covered the Mila Jökulsárlón cam with ash. ( http://live.mila.is/jokulsarlon/ ) It also hides many small quakes with the still ongoing swarm in Tjörnes fracture zone. http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/tjornes-small/
The Smithsonian Weekly Volcanic Activity Report was published on Wednesday and pointed to New Activity/Unrest:Heard,and Poás
Ongoing Activity: Galeras,Iliamna, Karymsky, Kilauea, Popocatépetl, Sakura-jima, Santa María and Shiveluch.
VC is lucky to have many talented plotters. Here is one published today by DFMorvan.
And Chryphria eductaed us with her plot version too:
Quote: “Here is my late night contribution for us volcanoholics. 🙂
The movie shows the latest activity (19.10.12 to 1.11.12, black) in the TFZ compared to all earthquakes equal or larger 1.5 (not practicle to include smaller ones because the program tends to choke on the rotation) from 1995 to present (colored, thanks to Geolurking here again!)
Only a couple of recent earthquakes go below half way down to the Moho.
My peronal speculation (no professional): I would pay close attention to the few ones that break out of the fault zone southwards in a straight line. There has preiously not been much activity there and it would be the natural prolongation of the MAR. Enjoy!
Here is another plot by dfm wich he provided shortly before this post was scheduled to go in. This time on his favorite subject, El Hierro.
Suzie and Alan, our evil riddlemaster team provided 2 new brain killers for your weekend entertainment.
Name that volcano! by Suzie!
This the forth edition of this popular riddle.
I am the largest of the group of 3 –
I am the legendary 1 of 3 –
I am closely associated with an ancient 3 –
I am the sacred ritual source of 3.
The score on Suzies Name that Volcano so far is:
Kelda 3 points, Chryphia and Grimmster got 1 point.
Alan´s evil riddle.
If I am πrl then my cousins are +/- me!
What am I?
What do we look like?
What is our origin?
Current ranking: ( last updated 2.11.12)
|3 Henri le Revenant
The answers will be provided, as always, as soon as the 2 riddlemasters did their Dinging on
Diana is not only our local biologist but our very own poet as well.
Diana Barnes says: November 2, 2012 at 12:15
I love Vocano cafe
I learn all kinds of stuff.
There’s physicists and rock hounds
I just can’t get enough.
But best of all, the plotters.
They show earth’s guts below.
Hats off to you. You’re awsome!
I just want to let you know.
I see faults and quakes and Moho.
There are zones and layers and voids.
But there’s something strangely missing.
Where the hell are the graboides?
And there was an article about me in a local newpaper on Wednesday.
You could read it here http://www.nachrichten.at/oberoesterreich/linz/art66,998583
Stay safe and have a nice weekend.