Tag Archives: El Hierro

New Zealand volcanoes going for gold

While they might be 19th on the medal table, the kiwis are doing a sterling job of heading up this weeks volcano news. Both White Island and Tongaririo have shown activity this week. White Island was last active in 1980, and … Continue reading

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Viennese Whirl – EGU 2012

Thought it might be time for a little update on how EGU’s been going for those of you who couldn’t make it (and a restaurant tip below for those who could). There’s been some really good science on show, and … Continue reading

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El Hierro 5 – Resurgence?

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of my updates on the eruption offshore of El Hierro, and for those of you who aren’t regularly up on your volcano news, you may have been lulled into the belief that … Continue reading

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A Canarian comparison

My last post mentioned the really interesting bimodal and alkaline nature of the magma system under El Hierro and the submarine vent system, and I promised I would provide some comparison to nearby Tenerife.  Tenerife also shows bimodal alkaline chemistry, … Continue reading

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El Hierro 4: Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble.

UPDATED 16:40 Earthquake-report.com have got their webcam up and running (be patient  – it’s a little flaky at the moment). The eruption at El Hierro has (as of Saturday) become at least partially subaerial.  For the non-scientists amongst you that … Continue reading

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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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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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