Etnas paroxysm no 20 as dawn breaks.

Eruption updates on Nishinoshima and Etna

Nijima The little Island of Nijima next to Nishinoshima Island on the Nishinoshima Seamount is steadily growing and is now around 400 by 250 meters. Previously the main growth have been away from the island of Nishinoshima so it looked kind of dubious that the islands would merge during this eruption. Now there is though…

Truly spectacular Etna photograph by Giovanni Basso.

Waiting for Etna Part II & Riddles

While we are waiting for the expected fiery occurrence of Etnas Twentieth Paroxysm we can warm ourselves by watching expectantly the cams for Etna or go on a detour to Sakurajima. Or why not delve into the mysterious tremor encircling 20 percent of Iceland starting somewhere between Hekla and Katla reaching all the way around…

Wonderful image by Christian Klepp from Kverkfjöll in Iceland. It shows one of the jökulhlaup caves leading into 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…

Stromboli and Etna

Stromboli showed heightened activity during the last days and weeks. IngeB found an article on this behavior: “The stronger eruption intensity of Stromboli has also been subject to an article in Italian webnews. Because of the explosions at its summit, the civil protection organisation has hightened the alert level. http://www.meteoweb.eu/2013/04/non-solo-letna-anche-lo-stromboli-sta-eruttando-con-forti-esplosioni-avviso-di-elevata-criticita-dalla-protezione-civile/200183/ “ Siencia Obsoleta found a…