43 comments on “Tectonics of the Kamchatka Peninsula

    • Hi Brenda, welcome and thanks a lot! I know you are igneous rock of the volcanoholics 😉 , hope you enjoy our blog as well!


  1. A wonderful good morning to all! Just to remind you, today is the first day of spring, the spring equinox, and additionally we will (hopefully) get to see a total solar eclipse. The show is scheduled to begin in about 4 hours from now. It’s a Total Solar Eclipse in the Faroe Islands and Svalbard (Norway), and a Partial Solar Eclipse in Europe, northern and eastern Asia and northern and western Africa. The eclipse starts at 07:41 UTC and ends at 11:50 UTC.. Find out more here: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2015-march-20


      • I can see it!!! I have taped four layers of brown packaging tape over an old pair of glasses, and just the sun is coming through it with it bite taken out of the circle!


        • Saw an interesting effect many years ago during a partial solar eclipse crossing central Louisiana. Think it ended up between 80 – 90% totality where I was. It was summer, so there were leaves on the trees. When I looked down at the ground under the tree, there were little crescents all over the place. It was a really cool look. When sunlight passes through a tree, the little openings act a lot like myriad pinhole cameras. You almost always see a small round spot, which is the image of the sun. During an eclipse, that spot is crescent shaped. Obviously if there are too many leaves, no light can get thru, so this effect tends to work best on younger, smaller, more sparsely leaved trees. It also does not work on pine trees. Was a way cool sight. Did you see such a thing today? Cheers –


  2. My friend just left Svalbard yesterday, I think I would have had to find a way to stay 2 more days, it looked very cold, but beautiful.


  3. Video from a survey of the Turrialba volcano after its latest eruption. (Published on YT by Repretel Costa Rica, 20 March 2015)
    This is a translation of the Spanish comments on the video:
    “The latest Turrialba volcano eruptions left more than an extensive suite of ash and much fear. An expert’s visit to the crater this week confirmed not only the large amount of debris, rocks and ash ejected by the Turrialba, but also an expansion of the crater gap of abt. 20 meters to the east has been observed. More physical changes of Turrialba include a widening of the duct. At the moment the Turrialba volcano is quiet. The activity between March 8 and 13 allowed ducts to be cleared, now it is just degassing. This quiet wait could last for days, weeks or even months.”


  4. Do you know some books about volcanoes, geology, ect. written for little ones (4+) or pupils?
    Thanks a lot!


  5. Hi

    I did this nearly 2 years ago.

    This is a view of the Tolbachik – Shiveluch area earthquakes between 2011 and 2013. Pretty lively place.
    I’d kept a “window” of 2000 quakes to avoid overcrowding.


  6. For some years I have been looking almost daily at the timelapse of the MVO’s thermal camera on Soufriere Hills (Montserrat) and never seen anything out of the ordinary. Until today 🙂

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    • Hi Granyia
      seems you’re right, it looks like the heli seen from below with the hot twin turbine exhaust


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