Monthly Archives: October 2011

El Hierro 3 – The Revenge

Most news outlets have gone quiet on the eruption at El Hierro over the last couple of weeks.  Indeed, signs were that the eruption was slowing down, which indeed it has done.  That is not to say that the activity … Continue reading

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“It’s a sedimentary basalt”

These were the words to pass the lips of an undergraduate in my care on a field trip two weeks ago.  The thing is, just as the geology parts of my brain were about to collide with this idea in … Continue reading

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Van earthquake, Turkey

UPDATE:  You can click through to see individual seismometer outputs here: http://www.iris.washington.edu/cgi-bin/wilberII/wilberII_EnO_page4.pl?evname=20111023_104121.3.spyder It’s going to be while before we have a proper handle on depths and magnitudes of the aftershocks, but enough data has been collated to start drawing up the … Continue reading

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El Hierro update 2

I’ve been away in the field for the last few days, so I’ve been unable to post the update which I have been meaning to. As I highlighted last week, El Hierro in the Canary Islands has been experiencing some … Continue reading

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El Hierro activity

UPDATE: It has been reported that the ongoing activity has culminated in submarine eruption over the last 4 hours. Source. UPDATE 2: Still no confirmation of submarine eruption. However, the seismic trace is truly textbook. Note the increasing amplitude with … Continue reading

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