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Today is the day that Expedition 35 return from the International Space Station. Later tonight they will climb into the docked Soyuz capsule, and perform a re-entry back to Earth, bringing to an end a truly phenomenal period of public … Continue reading

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Mayon kills 5

Mt Mayon is a beautiful volcano.  The only work I’ve done on it was some years ago during my PhD, when I was doing a little analysis on volcano profiles. I was struck by its incredible symmetry.  So I can … Continue reading

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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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The oddity of the Banda Aceh earthquake

Earlier I posted an info bulletin about this morning’s Banda Aceh earthquake.  Rather than muddle it with more and more stuff, I thought it might be better to include this update as a separate post, as it is more of … Continue reading

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M8.9 Banda Aceh

UPDATE: USGS appear to be revising the initial magnitude estimate downwards.  Currently bouncing between 8.6 and 8.7.  Definitely big though, as we saw a huge signal on our own seismometer here near London (see below). UPDATE 2: After a series … Continue reading

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Shameless plug – European Geosciences Union session

Calling all sedimentologists, physical volcanologists, and flow modellers. Myself, Guilhem Douillet, Gert Lube, and Rich Brown are chairing a session at the EGU conference in Vienna next April, titled “Sedimentation and stratigraphy from pyroclastic gravity-driven flows” Our hope is to … Continue reading

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Katla and the pointless scaremongering journalists.

Look what popped up on the BBC website today. In fact, a google search for “Katla volcano Ford Cochran” (the guy quoted in that article) turns up 57 new items published in the last 24 hours. Apparently, “there are signs … Continue reading

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“I can’t think, therefore I probably am not”

This morning while doing my daily trawl of Twitter and Google Reader to see what’s been going on I came across a couple of interesting posts from everyones favourite particle physicist and pop keyboardist – Prof. Brian Cox. These started … 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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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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