Volcano Updates

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With the rapid increase in volcanic activity across the Earth, I felt it was time to give volcanoes their own article.  I am not going to be your best source for current volcanic activity of safety warnings.  I will post when I come across items that seem important from my point of view.

Not only are the known volcanoes becoming more and more active, including the ones that had been classified as dormant, but volcanoes in areas where most of us never would have thought they would exist.  There are also many underwater volcanoes that have been stirred up.  

Now, I don’t personally know ANYTHING about volcanoes.  So I have posted the first video, which states that it includes EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW about Volcanoes and Lava.  

EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Volcanoes and Lava

Update 9/22/19

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Published on Dec 24, 2018

Dormant, active, or in-between, volcanoes are found all over the world, and they’re even more terrifying than you may think. But they’re also far more interesting and exciting than you’d probably imagine, and we’re here to tell you why. From lava channels on Mars to the realities of black lava, we’ve got it all here. This is All You Need to Know About Volcanoes and Lava! Learn about the BIGGEST of everything Monday, Wednesday, and Friday just subscribe! 5. You Can Outrun Lava We typically see volcanoes spewing lava from their tops at incredible rates and in destructive style. But, what needs to be understood is that usually, there aren’t many people near the top of the volcano when it’s erupting, so that lava isn’t causing many fatalities. Between the years 1500 and 2017, more than 214,000 people lost their lives due to volcanic activity, but of those, only 659 were attributed to lava. The typical mafic lava flow moves just one mph unless they’re on a steep slope or part of a lava tube. 4. Real Dangers of Volcanoes One thing you do need to watch out for, though if you’re near an eruption: explosions. If you’re anywhere around the volcano, watch out for sudden outbursts of fluid lava, as those can be highly dangerous. Another cause of loss of life is the cutting off of escape routes or supplies, and those are self-explanatory. Sometimes, lava will react with vegetation, water, and fuel, causing even more explosions you don’t want to be around. Lahars, which is a dangerous mudflow on the side of a volcano, cause much destruction and as many as 50,000 deaths are attributed to them. Perhaps the most dangerous things about volcanoes are pyroclastic density currents, or hot gas, ash, and rocks moving at high speeds, and volcano-related tsunamis. No volcanoes for us, please. 3. Black Lava is a Thing What causes this strange, dark lava is its temperature, which is a far lower than most other lavas out there. While most lava lives its short life at between 1300 degrees Fahrenheit and 2300 degrees Fahrenheit (700-1250 degrees Celsius), depending on its composition. Ol Doinyo Lengai in Tanzania, Africa has lava that burns at just 1000 degrees Fahrenheit (537.7 degrees Celsius), and the volcano itself is the only known active carbonatite volcano in the world. Carbonatite is an igneous rock which is made from mainly carbonate minerals and makes the lava flow black instead of red, and when it cools and dries, it becomes white. Ol Doinyo Lengai is responsible for the production of a lot of the world’s rare-earth minerals. 2. Two Huge Volcanoes are Next Door Neighbors Mauna Kea: a prized feature in the Hawaiian Islands and the tallest volcano, on land, in the world. This massive shield volcano stands 13,802 feet (4,207 meters), but it’s not the largest volcano in the world. The largest is Mauna Kea’s neighbor, Mauna Loa, which stands 13,677 feet (4,169 meters) tall. Now, you may say that Mauna Loa is smaller than Mauna Kea, and if we were just talking about height, that would be the case. But when you look at the overall mass, Mauna Loa takes the cake. It measures around 2,000 square miles (5,200 square kilometers). Those aren’t the largest volcanoes in the world, though. On land, yes, but there’s an underwater volcano called Tamu Massif that’s far larger than either of these volcanoes. It’s said to cover an area of around 120,000 square miles, which makes Mauna Loa about 2% of Tamu Massif’s size. It stands 14,633 feet (4,460 meters) tall.

UPDATE 9/20/19

*Yellowstone Volcano ‘Big HAZARD’ Eruption Warning! **It Happened 3,000ya! USGS Warns!

Yellowstone Volcano ‘Big HAZARD’ Eruption Warning! It Happened 3,000ya! USGS Warns Visitors! Indian Pond Lakd Hyrdothermal Explosion 3,000 years ago formed a LAKE!!! Links – 1) express.co.uk/news/science/1179599/yellowstone-volcano-old-faithful-arrest-usgs-jacob-lowenstern-eruption-hazard-spt 2) Thumbnail image – volcano eruption explosion iceland GettyImages-99279381.jpg https://media.wired.com/photos/5926ea…


Yellowstone: USGS sends ‘devastating’ warning after running volcano eruption probe

YELLOWSTONE volcano scientist Dr Mike Poland has warned of the “devastating” capacity of the volcano after his team performed simulations of ashfall across the US in the event of a super eruption.

The caldera inside Yellowstone National Park was formed during the last three big events over the  years. It is constantly monitored by the USGS (United States Geological Survey) for any changes to the system that could suggest history is going to repeat itself. Scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO), Dr Poland, laid bare the sobering power of the volcano during the USGS’s ’Overview, Monitoring, Hazards, and Noteworthy Results’ video.

He said: “The Yellowstone system is composed of multiple magma chambers. We have this mantle-melting anomaly deep beneath the surface.

“But there’s a couple of magma chambers that this melting anomaly feeds.–  –

“One is quite deep, 15 miles or so beneath the surface, and it’s full of very low viscosity magma called basalt.

“That’s the kind of thing that erupts from Hawaii, low viscosity, it flows very easily.

“In turn, that basaltic magma body feeds a higher-level reservoir of rhyolite – a sticky magma, prone to be more explosive, and this sits about three miles beneath the surface in parts of Yellowstone.”

Dr Poland explained why these chambers are not thought to be full of molten rock.

He added: “But don’t think of these as gigantic magma bodies that are just full of roiling, boiling liquid material.

“In fact, most of this is solid. The upper reservoir is only five to 15 percent molten, and this lower reservoir here is only about two to five percent molten.

“It’s a mushy plastic-y zone with little bits of melt in the middle.

“That’s what the Yellowstone magma system looks like, and this is what drives the hazards in the region.”

Despite this, the expert then sent a warning about the capabilities of Yellowstone in the event of a supereruption.

He said: “Everyone knows about the giant world-ending explosions.

“They are very big explosions, not end-of-the-world events, but there have been a few of these that have happened in the years

“If that size of thing happened today, it would be very devastating to the central part of the US.

“We’ve done simulations on how ash would fall and ash would blanket much of the US, this is probably what happened when this caldera first formed thousands of years ago.”

However, the expert detailed the kind of eruption that is more likely to be seen in the near geologic future.

He continued: “But the chances of this sort of event are very remote, they occur once or twice every so often

“The interval between these things, there’s over the  years between events.

“What happens more often are lava flows. Since the last big Yellowstone explosion, there have been about two dozen lava flows, and you can see them here in these different color’s.


Giant “pumice raft” floating toward Australia may help replenish the Great Barrier Reef

Published on Aug 26, 2019

A massive sheet of pumice stones is floating in the South Pacific toward Australia. Some scientists believe the stones could help replenish the damaged Great Barrier Reef. Mark Eakin, coordinator of the NOAA Coral Reef Watch, joins CBSN to discuss the oceanic phenomenon.


Published on Aug 26, 2019

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Volcanoes don’t always come in the form of mountains. Scientists also look at volcanic fields across the West where lava flows have been found, including in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, where a “supervolcano” could at some point rumble to life. The USGS registers the national park (seen here) as one of the sites it monitors for volcanic activity.