The first week in the new year is over!
Kilgarrah collected some comments which showed what was up on VC. In case you want a kind of weekly review, or if you want to take another look at some of the plots…. Click here.
Tolbachik was clearly visible on the KVERT cam during the last 2 nights. This is a screenshot taken on friday.
Webcam adress: http://www.qicknews.de/Webcams/Tolbachik.php . KVERT has 5 volcanoes on color code oragnge today, Sheveluch, Polsky Tolbachik, Kizimen and Karmsky.
Alaska was shaken by an earthequake Mag 7,5 yesterday http://geofon.gfz-potsdam.de/eqinfo/event.php?id=gfz2013ahzu
Some commenters noticed that this earthquake clearly showed on many stations all over the world, also in El Hierro and Iceland.
Manfred Betzwieser runs a blog which is written in German but always has the latest news about El Hierro, because he lives on the Canary Islands. http://elhierro1.blogspot.com.es/ He has 2 screenshots of the Seismometers showing the Alaska quake on his site.
I started checking right away, if this might have an influence on one of the Alaska volcanoes. There is a nice interactive map to be found on the Alaska Observatories Website. http://www.avo.alaska.edu/map/
And the tremormeasurements can be found at http://www.avo.alaska.edu/webicorders/ Just click on the volcano on the left side.
Nothing happened. No volcano is on alert level orange right now,
Earth-of-fire has 2 articles on the volcanism of the Eastern Meditaranian.
First Intro and tectonics.
The volcanic field of the Golan Heights.
With some activity going on in the sea south of Turkey and some discussions about the volcanism of the Arabian Peninsula, i thought you might find this interesting.
Congratulations to this weeks winners of the 2 riddles.
Though i need to clear with Alan who got the second point. One went to Sissel, but the second one???
Evil Riddle #29 went in on Volcanic Mishaps 2: Mono Lake, California. Author Schteve, January 3rd. 2013
Ladies beware! If you have badly fitting undies, you may find me!!
What am I?
What are my origins?
I hope you ladies aren’t offended by this one
Answers and Winner: Quote Alan”: I think I’ll give a point to Sissel, this one is perhaps too obscure !
refer Strain Slip Cleavage!
In a nutshell, a second phase (or further) foliation superimposed on an earlier, existing slaty cleavage”
Name That Volcano #13 went in on: Volcanic Mishaps 2: Mono Lake, California. Author Schteve, January 4rd.
Variety number 9280, No 1 is used to produce a splendid accompaniment to VC riddle solving!
French FIS WC silver medalist might have crashed on No 2 whilst he learnt to snowboard-cross
No 3 The ‘toy’ volcano (photo below)
16762 No 4 is potentially hazardous and unstable
No 5’s new island emerged, bravely flew the Portuguese flag & vanished just 20 days later
No 6 (photo below)
With a No 7 Bang Bang I wish us all a belated, but very happy & peaceful New Year!
Winners Explanation and Answers:
No 1 Ischia – Sissel at 13.41 1 point
Grape variety 9280 is Pinot Noir Precoce aka Ischia (Monte Epomeo)
No 2 Bayonnaise Rocks – Kelda at 14.35 1 point
Xavier de le Rue is Bayonnaise
No 3 Oldoinyo Lengai – dfm at 18.09 1 point
Katja Kafft the volcano photographer referred to Oldoinyo Lengai as ‘the toy volcano’
No 4 Stromboli – Fred at 18.06 1 point
‘Potentially hazardous’ Asteroid 26761 Stromboli – ‘unstable’ 16762 = 26761
No 5 Capelinhos – dfm at 18.17 1 point
No 6 Santa Ana – dfm at 18.11 1 point
No 7 Tequila Volcano – Kelda at 14.53 1 point
Tequila Bang Bang is a great cocktail!
Christian notified us that fans of the nightsky can expect a commet which should easily be spotted with the naked eye in autumn. As long as many here seem to be interested in the heavenly show too, i will give you a warning in case something spectacular should be up, sometimes, in Sheepy Dalek Weekend Posts. ( Unless volcano news are much more important, means, if there is not much up which we could watch closely over the internet)
In the evening Jupiter rules the early night sky in the east. Can you spot a star shining slightly orange closeby? You found Adelbaran, the red eye of the Bull. The Pleijades shine up right of Jupiter and the bright white star to the higher left is Capella. Below the planet, Orion dominates, with his 7 stars which are discernable even if you are surrounded by light polution. The shape of Orions belt is unique and if you found it once, you will always be able to spot it , high upin the winter sky.
Sky and Teleskope Magazine offeres a sky chart and information on whats going to be seen in the next month. Here is January 2013. On this page you can click an audio podcast which takes you on a tour through the nightsky. I always listen to those 5 minutes in the beginning of every month.