Ongoing eruption at Gunung Kelud

This morning I wrote that Kelud was about to erupt, but I thought I would have time to take a nap before it happened. As it turned out I did not have that time and the upcoming eruption that I have been writing about since July started. Keluds eruption started at 22.50 local time, but…

Intensified eruption at Sinabung

Since the last post about Sinabung the eruption has continued with ever increasing amounts of pyroclastic flows and nue ardentes. On occation the extended 7 kilometer evacuation zone has been tested in the direction of the gorge that the majority of the flows has followed. There have though been no reports of them extending beyond…

The Road to Sinabung

We often have a tendency to believe that an eruption will come quickly after seeing an intrusion take place. Of course this is normally not the case, something that Sinabung has proven quite well. As the local Indonesian authorities are starting to issue warnings that Sinabung might be getting closer to a major eruption I…

Kasatochi – a One-Hit Wonder?

In August 2008, a small volcanic island in the central Aleutians erupted for a day.  The eruption was a VEI 4, resurfaced the island with pyroclastic flows, increased the area of the island by around 40%, and killed almost everything living on it.  Pyroclastic flows entered the surrounding sea and buried kelp beds surrounding most…