18 comments on “Lōʻihi Seamount – Part 2: Gourmets of Heavy Metal

  1. Update Hakone, Japan:
    Kanagawa prefectural government sent a drone to fly over the Owakudani area on June 20 to observe the state of the popular tourist spot located in the vicinity of the crater, which has been off-limits since early May. The unexpected result was that some of the facilities that provided hot spring water to the area were damaged, along with sulfur spewing out from holes in the ground. The images showed that more than half of a pump tower had broken apart. Two more of such towers were also significantly damaged. – The volcano is still on alert level 2. From: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201506220023

    Photo provided by the Kanagawa prefectural government


  2. How bad are fluoride and sulfur compounds deposited by the Holuhraun eruption on everything in Iceland for Man and animals? – Massive sheep deaths have occured lately all across Iceland and at first nobody had an idea what could have caused it. The assumptions went from it being some sort of disease to perhaps bad hay stored last year, which had been fed this spring. Now it is thought that the mysterious and widespread sheep death may be due to poisoning from the Holuhraun eruption. RÚV reports that there is research underway to see if the recent sickening and dying off of hundreds of sheep can be attributed to the eruption.


  3. It seems that the volcano RAUNG in eastern Java has returned to greater activity. It has been on alert level 2 since November last year, quitened down in recent months but had picked up over the weekend again. The latest MODVOLC images show quite a number of hot spots, which could mean that it has moved on from so far sporadic strombolian to more eplosive mode. Or that the strombolian eruption has become very effusive.

    Raung sits at the edge of the Ijen Caldera complex. It has a 2.3 km wide caldera with nearly vertical inner walls of abt. 600 m depth. Historical eruptions in the 16.-18. century and massive lahars in the 19. century have cost the lives of thousands of people. (Wikipedia).

    Gunung Raung. Eruption 17. Juli 1913

    Credit: Tropenmuseum, part of the National Museum of World Cultures


  4. Hey agimarc, Did You Feel It? an M 6.2 in Willow, Alaska, at 104 km depth. Shouldn’t have done any damage, I hope, being so deep.


  5. Howdy Granyia –

    I was in the backyard pulling weeds. Rattled things nicely. 121 km WNW ANC. Depth of 115 km. Strongly felt from ANC to FAI. No injuries or damage that I know of as yet. First one I felt outside. Cheers –


  6. Sinabung had a a particularly bad eruption at 16:00 loc. time this afternoon, withs an eruption column rising to 5 km and pyroclastic flow going 4.5 km to the SE:

    Photo ThegerBM via Twitter

    The town of Berastagi got pitch dark in the afternoon…


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