During the last few days activity has continued at El Hierro even though earthquake activity has decreased a lot. Harmonic tremor is though still increasing and GPS uplift is rather dramatic with maximum values at 75mm.
With a bit of internet-spelunking I have tracked down where the maximum activity is, an indicator of where a future eruption might take place. The maximum uplift is noticed at the stations HI08 and HI09 (see map) with HI08 moving north and HI09 moving south. No East movement is registering at those two stations, so we can therefore deduce that the maximum uplift is taking place in between them.
This pans out quite well with where the maximum registered harmonic tremor is measured, namely CTAB & CTAN. Those two are the main seismometers for the Tanganasoga central volcano. We can after that track the harmonic tremor moving towards the spot of maximum uplift where it abruptly dies off. No harmonic tremor is measured at CRST (La Restinga) station, so it seems that either no magma has moved there yet, or that the magma is moving down a different path compared to the last eruption and that it is accumulating at the spot of maximum inflation.
We can also deduce that the magma is centered on a point source of relatively shallow depth, probably no deeper than between 4 and 2 kilometers depth. The reason we can deduce that is due to the fact that the uplift is very well centered and GPS-changes die of pretty quickly with distance.
More information will follow as events unfold.
1/8 cup olive oil
1/4 cup onions, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup dry white wine
2 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped fresh tomatoes
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce, recipe follows
1 cup clam juice or fish broth
2 fresh live Dungeness crabs (11/2 to 2 pounds each) or 4 pounds of live blue crabs
8 large shrimp, shelled and deveined
16 Manila clams, well scrubbed
16 black or green mussels, well scrubbed
Chopped parsley, as needed
Salt and pepper, to taste
Red pepper flakes, to taste
In an 8-quart kettle or pot, heat the olive oil and saute the onions until transparent. Add the garlic and saute until it begins to brown. Stir in crab butter and let cook slowly for 2 minutes (crab butter is saffron yellow in color and adds a distinctive rich flavor). Next, add the wine, and reduce. Add tomatoes and tomato sauce, broth, and live crabs.
To simmer at low heat for about 5 minutes. Add shrimp, clams, mussels and cook for 2 more minutes. Serve in a bowls and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Add salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, to taste.
If your crab is cooked ahead of time, add it to the recipe at the same time you add the clams, shrimp, and mussels.
*Fresh crab usually has yellowish matter under the shell in the center of the body, called crab butter, or fat, or mustard. It is edible and considered quite tasty.
1/2 cup olive oil
1 onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
40 ounces canned puree tomatoes
18 basil leaves, julienne
Salt and pepper, to taste
Warm heavy skillet on medium heat. Add olive oil and diced onion. When onion becomes transparent, add the garlic and cook until lightly brown. Add tomatoes, basil leaves, salt and pepper, and simmer for 45 minutes.
Other recipes: http://americanfood.about.com/od/classicchowdersandstews/r/cioppino.htm
Lava on Ice ( also known as Hot Love)
Vanilla ice, raspberries, sugar
Heat the raspberries with some spoonfuls of water and add sugar according to your taste. Pour the cooking berries over the vanilla ice cream.
For the grown-up version you could also add some alcohol like rum to the hot raspberries 😉
Last week Sissel managed to pull away slightly from Evan Chugg and at the same time KarenZ started to eat up the gap to the second spot. We are looking forward to a hard fight for the top 3 positions in todays riddle duell. May the best person win this seasons last riddle-bout!
- Stone castle calling the rod of + Image
- Frozen squirt at NCIS
- Bert and the pastoralists have a volcano? – Kutum Volcanic Fields or Berti Hills (Arjanemm, 2pt)
- Angelic woman bathing in the sulphur springs – Qualibou, Santa Lucia Island, home of the Sulphur Springs (Sissel, 2 pt. Bonus point to Christian Thordin for Santa Lucia)
- Edible spanish ghosts at Christmas
15 Evan Chugg
8 Diana Barnes
7 Shérine France
4 Stephanie Alice Halford
3 Michael Ross
2 Spica´s mate, St. Ananas
1 Bruce Stout
CARL & GEOLURKING
Recipes by Spica
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Just came home from a very very nice afternoon with Renato and friends in the museum.
1252238 28/12/2013 20:06:53 27.6953 -17.9505 2 Sentido 1.9 mbLg SE EL PINAR.IHI
1252248 28/12/2013 23:01:16 27.7576 -18.2598 11 2.4 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI
sorry, both from yesterday…
You can make it up by giving tomorrow’s details too…. 🙂
Yepp, that would make the Dragons quite a bit happier
Hello all! Etna is taking over all conversation on the dinner table 🙂
Benito Morabito´s live cam:
This is a beautiful view Granyia! Much more impressive than the webcams at the moment.
Oh thank you so much Granyia!!!!!!! So wonderful to see it live rather than have to wait for static pictures to update. Wow! I really can’t thank you enough for that! Made my year! 😀
My pleasure, Frances! To make your next year as well, you can always find the link in the webcams+ section at the top (thanks to Chryphia):
I mean at the top of this page. It is the last in the link list for Etna.
One hell of a moment to not get Youtubber to work… Sigh…
I must have been born under a lucky star – it works fine with me! 🙂
Is the earthquake last Friday of the highest magnitude in the Canaries?
– To view the Seismic Catalog Canarias ( IGN) : http://www.ign.es/ign/layoutIn/volcaFormularioCatalogo.do
– That same catalog with search tools AVCAN ( simpler) : http://www.avcan.org/?m=Catalogo
(Fernando Raja ) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Actualidad-Volcánica-de-Canarias-AVCAN/163883668446?ref=stream
JUST BACK FROM LINZ WITH THE FINEST GUIDE EVER! ARS ELETRÔNICA MUSEUM IS A MUST! THANK YOU SO MUCH SPICA!!!!
The pleasure was on my side. We can do that again whenever you want. (This also applies for other Volcanocafe regulars, of course.)
Erupting volcano San Miguel in El Salvador. The eruption column reached 5 to 6 kilometers. This volcano is also known as Chaparrastique, and was studied by INVOLCAN in 2.005. Photo via twitter eruption Danny Granados, and photo of the crater, D. Calvo, INVOLCAN. (2 photos) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=708820559151339&set=pcb.708821632484565&type=1&theater
Thanks Louis! Seems to be a big eruption! http://www.laprensagrafica.com/2013/12/29/erupcion-en-volcan-chaparrastique-de-san-miguel
Fireworks a bit early at Etna: http://www.lave-volcans.eu/webcams_etna.php?numero=2
Ashy looking column. This seems to be a bit of surprise…
San Miguel Volcano (or Chaparrastique) >>
Ministerio MARN, El Salvador, Volcanology:
Seismogram of the onset of eruption:
A webcam should be here but is either not accessible at the moment or doesn´t exist anymore: http://www.snet.gob.sv/videos/vsmWebCam.html
Also, Eric has an article on the eruption:
Wow, got four links past the watch dog without being logged in! 😀
Four links is actually allowed.
Washington VAAC report as of 23:41 UTC 29/12/2013: ash at FL220 and FL320
& the news report as it appears on the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25545555
Someone was even awake at the Swedish news and had an item on it. Not to bad actually.
29/12/2013 20:09:00 27.8018 -18.0478 9 1.4 4 NW FRONTERA.IHI
And in connection with a topic that came up in the dungeon…
According to new research published Thursday in the journal PLOS One, high-resolution photographs can be “mined” for hidden information. Specifically, the authors said that photographs of faces can reveal enough visual information on bystanders to identify them.
In a small sampling of 32 study participants, test subjects were able to spot familiar faces reflected in the pupils of someone who was photographed 84% of the time, researchers said. When the reflected images were of unfamiliar people, observers were able to match the person to a second mug shot with 71% accuracy.
Stunning 360° panorama of Uzon caldera:
Takes a while to load, but worth it.
from the same folks who brought you the amazing Tolbachik panorama: http://www.airpano.ru/files/Kamchatka-Volcano-Plosky-Tolbachik/2-2
and the Grimsvotn 360°: http://www.airpano.com/360Degree-VirtualTour.php?3D=Grimsvotn-Iceland
Lots of other Iceland views on the site
Southern Italy is having quite an earthquake swarm: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=350351#map
Err ……. seem to have managed to post that one twice. Feel free to remove the duplicate.
DragonEdit: Seems like two Dragons where chewing at the same time.. Putting one back.
Side note for people that will be out and about on New Years eve.
Some locations take the “out with the old” mantra quite literally. Be careful of stuff thrown from upper floor windows if you are out celebrating.
Anecdotally, I know of couches and TVs that have plummeted to the street.
This phenomena was even issued to us as a warning during one of our port visits by the local USDAO office.
Unrelated side note.
Best wishes to Michael Schumacher and family. He is in serious condition following a ski accident.
Also proof positive that just because you are wearing safety equipment, that doesn’t remove the risk of grievous injury. Always watch out for yourself and be cautious.
I don’t know the details of the accident, but even if you are wearing the toughest helmet in the world, if that helmet comes to a sudden stop, your brain will still be moving at whatever speed you were going when it impacts the front of your skull. The fluid can only decelerate it so fast.
I should point out that very few skiers use a helmet… Very few indeed.
So, I would guess that he did not use one.
I hope he pulls through.
News reports were that he was wearing one. Unlike Sony Bono who just flat out ate the tree. However, news reports also indicate that Schumacher was outside of the marked areas.
Kissing a tree is never a good idea. Especially at speed.
Biggest problem with downhill skiing is that it is rather dangerous, but it is ten times more fun than the danger, so you get all sorts of people doing it, and sooner or later people get injured.
I’ve skiied since I was 8 (not this year) and have worked as lift operator for a couple of ski areas. On one occasion, i was running a mid mountain lift. Above me was a black diamond run. Steep, carnivorous moguls. The local ski club from the University of Oregon was there. About 1/2 of the group were Japanese. The instructor was Fritz,a usually easy going Austrian. Not today. The Japanese students were out of control. Fritz needed a cow horse and lariat also a border Collie or two..There were about 10 of the Japanese two of which were now missing.
Fritz put out the word to Ski patrol. Fritz’s sister was on the Ski patrol. She stopped to borrow my radio. her battery crapped out. As she was talking to one of her team, she
looked up at the upper run. Forgive me if I don’t get the spelling correct -she gasped: “SHITZE!” at the top of the run which was called RTS-Ready to Ski. Here was this Japanese fellow – one of the missing -screaming as he fall line skiied the run man-eating moguls and all completely out of control. He over corrected and went into the trees. Then out and crashed at the base of my lift shack. Ski patrol collected him and he got a sled ride back to the lodge.
He wasn’t hurt scared badly. Now the ski patrol had not located the other missing man..it was approaching closing and things were getting serious Ski Patrol had gotten into the SAR mode
I was taking last two riders.when:”excuse me I need a ride down.” A snow man with a Japanese accent was standing at the lift gate. Covered head to toe-and no equipment. Jettisoned on the way down. He wandered off piste’ got rid of his equipment and wandered down this access road until he found me.
I couldn’t give him a ride on the lift down,so Ski Patrol, sled and a very irritated Fritz and
sister showed up. The poor fellow had to go via sled.. I could write a book..
Edited some stuff away but not all. The correct spelling would be “Scheiße” but this is very impolite, so i d advise.. use “Katsunga”.. same meaning , helps getting rid of emmotions, but hardly anyone understands Suaheli. Spica
I don’t know what happened. Feel
free to edit or jettison..
I liked the story. The syntax and context enhance the chaos of the situation quite well.
lol loved your comment Spica.
‘shit’ will do fine
I have to agree on the fun part. I took a trip out to Crested Butte and had a farking blast.
One other item you have to watch out for are pedestrians. Seemingly, like locomotives, people coming downhill are just as hard to predict as trains and they think they can dart across with room to spare, which is rare.
Since I dropped a very callous video in my last, here is one that is more atune to sensibilities.
When my squadron was deployed (VF11 , late 60’s early 70″s) there were ports of call in the med that the favored object to toss out the window was the chamber pot I was never lucky enough to be a target but i knew some airdales that couldn’t stop caterwauling once they had a liter of ouzo in them and earned the annoyance of the residents in the 2nd floor of the shop/dwellings
A monster aircraft of its time, the F4… with enough power, a wheelbarrow with a good pilot can kick your arse. 😛
Not to mention the wheelbarrow can carry a lot of stuff. This is not intended to belittle the airframe, it’s just that in that particular era, raw power was the rule of thumb. (Hell, the 327 ci Camaros of the day had about a 9K RPM redline right out of the factory. And the Rat Motors were still in production and readily available… for a price. And, a fuel tank fill up didn’t require a 2nd mortgage.)
We called the F4 a flying brick! Vf 74 lost one on a cat shot plane had what appeared to be electrical system failure, about half way through the cat shot the flaps blew up the hydraulic system had a few peculiarities like loose power and the flaps are allowed to retract with the air load . sadly at the end of the launch there was not enough airspeed for it to fly it settled in the water about a mile in front of the Forrestal pilot and REO never got the canopy open and sank with the plane
I can hear the shouts of ‘gardy loo’ from here! Very tentative volcano link as the Royal Mile in Edinburgh used to echo to this sound and its malodorous accompaniment……
The port I was in when we got this specific warning was Napoli. The same place where I got my foot ran over and barely noticed it. Most of us had migrated back down to the pier in order to check out the midnight festivities. Quite the fireworks show… mostly impromtu. Since were were attached to a NATO taskgroup, all of use were moored at the pier. I watched one of the Turks scrounge what appeared to be highway flares out of their helo and proceed to run up and down the pier, madly waving them about. After while, I lost sight of the other end of the pier from the smoke… and natch, some asshat foamed the fountain with AFFF. It just kept producing these large wads of foam having the appearance of large pieces of broken up styrofoam… but with the ability to float about on the wafting breeze.
@Carl. I directed an acquaintance here in reference to some volcano stuff. Their initial observation was the drifting and falling ash was a a neat effect. (the snow).
I thought that was a bit funny and had to explain that it was WordPress’ snow. 😀
Good morning world!
2013-12-30 08:03 UTC
NO more earthquakes, very calm graphs but again spectacular deformation charts.
Deformations are giving a totally changed pattern this morning. The Southern areas are subsiding. The eastern central area is stabilizing BUT the western central and northern areas are inflating (western area very strong). HI10 (El Julan) has no data for the second day in a row. The changing deformation pattern shows the biggest magma movement below the island concentrating in the El Golfo area (Sabinosa to Frontera) and is an additional sign that the crisis isn’t over yet.
The strongest deformation today is noted in Sabinosa (GPS station HI03) where the ground was lifted 3 cm in less than 24 hours. The station HI04 (slightly west of HI03 (see map) has however stabilized data.
This crisis will only end when the deformations are stabilizing everywhere. http://earthquake-report.com/2011/09/25/el-hierro-canary-islands-spain-volcanic-risk-alert-increased-to-yellow/
Luisport, please at least use quotation marks when you only post a quote. Otherwise you present it as your own work which is not very polite towards the real author and also confusing for the reader.
Better: write a small introduction to the quote, tell short who wrote it and other details of interest.
Arternoon Sissel and all,
I was at work so didn’t get to see the fireworks 😦
Sissel you posted a screenshot from Villa Ducale last night, I’d like to add that webcam to my collection. Please would you post a link?
The Villa Ducale link: http://www.villaducale.com/media-gallery/etna-webcam
Sad you missed the fireworks, but luckily we have many good photographers who made pictures and videos!
To schteve42 and all who like beautiful fireworks:
Boris Behncke made this beautiful video clip “Happy little bubble” yesterday evening, showing a big magma bubble bursting from the crater. Seen from the town of Zafferana Etnea:
Thanks Sissel, as long as i don’t know where everyone is and some things needed summing up i am going to publish a new post in a minute. I will add your comment there right now.
As good a time as any to ask.
What is the link to the Reykjavik harbor cams that will best see the fireworks? Last years show was awesome, so I figured I would ask now so that there won’t be a last minute scramble to find them.
Note, if any one has links to fireworks cams of other cities, feel free to throw them in here also! Last year for the 4th of July, San Diego managed to inadvertently lite off every one of their displays at the same time. A 17 minute fireworks show fired off in about 15 seconds.
Sidney has awesome New Year fireworks. I don’t have a webcam address, though.