Veniaminof

Veniaminof

In the Aleutian Range island arc lies the massive Veniaminof volcano (56°11’52” N 159°23’35” W), a 2507 m (8225 ft) stratovolcano. It is one of the most prominent in Alaska, neighbour to the closely monitored Aniakchak and Pavlof volcanoes. Historical activity arises from the two prominent intracaldera cones. The currently inactive larger one barely rises above the glacier…

Waiting for Etna + Riddles

Some people wait for Goudot, we wait for Etna. While we are waiting for Etna to do her thing and Kverkfjöll is doing whatever she is doing out on her glacier, we can as usual fall back on the weekly riddles. This week’s big issue have without a doubt been Etnas earthquake swarm, and the…

When glaciers start running 1

What is a jökulhlaup? At the moment (December 30, 2012), water height and conductivity are again on the rise in Múlakvísl, an outlet river of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the one covering the famous Katla volcano in the south of Iceland. Plots from Icelandic Metorological Office (vatnafar) This could be a sign for again another jökulhlaup in…