Bob – Why bother to stop erupting?

The volcanic vent affectionately known as Bob, a part of the Tanganasoga Volcano, south of El Hierro has resumed its eruption. Many people have declared it dead, Pevolca, IGN and Nemesio Perez has together declared the volcano dead more than 20 times. Declaring an active volcano to be dead seems like a rather futile endeavor.…

Tungnafellsjökull – Tectonic Earthquakes

There has been an earthquake swarm at the northern end of the Tungnafellsjökull during the evening and throughout the night. The swarm is still ongoing. There has been a lot of speculation out there in the blogosphere about it being volcanic in nature. It is not, it is purely tectonic. As some of you know…

Askja – A brief update

After an initial spatter of information of the de-icing of Lake Öskjuvatn things are now coming to a full Easter stop. After going through the records for earthquakes during the winter up until now one can easily see that there has not been any elevated level of earthquakes. Regarding harmonic tremor episodes, yes there have…

El Hierro and the art of Bad Science

After releasing the sixth missive that volcanic vent affectionately known as Bob is dead, the authorities have now finished the monitoring of the volcano. This declaration of cessation of activity is contrary to all known data. All released data point towards that the volcanic edifice is still growing at a rate of 10 to 15…