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Volcano watch 2010

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posted on Feb, 28 2010 @ 10:15 AM

Originally posted by PuterMan

Originally posted by alysha.angel
hey it wasnt my fault !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

is there a site out there that monitors Toba? we brave souls need to find it and bookmark it but alas an again i was right.. you can clearing see toba on the map unless your blind.

Yes it is Northern Sumatra on the feed, and YES there is a site - it's called Volcano Watch 2010

[edit on 28/2/2010 by PuterMan]

oooooooooo oh lord is this a contest to see who posts the better map of the 5.2 near toba?

im on the floor laughing my head off ...

posted on Feb, 28 2010 @ 03:06 PM
I would not be that worried about Lake Toba, even so the area have been seismically active with major earthquakes in 1892, 1916, 1920-1922, and 1987. And even so it's bigger than the Huckleberry Ridge Tuft at Yellowstone.

If we really want to worry, then let us have a look at Krakatau because there is a pretty vigorous magma source under the volcano. Even as I type, Anak Krakatau is essentially growing on the periphery of the [ancient] caldera.

There are other volcanoes also that are more interesting than Lake Toba.
Take Mt Vesuvius in Italy, Popocatepetl in Mexico, Merapi in Indonesia, Unzen in Japan, Galeras and Nevado del Huila volcano in Colombia.

Since we have had a "super quake" in Chile, then Chaitén volcano is also worth looking at.

Lastly we have some volcanoes in US worth our attention.
Kìlauea, Hawaii - Mount St. Helens, Washington State - Mount Rainier, Washington State - Mount Hood, Oregon - Mount Shasta, California - South Sister, Oregon - Lassen, California - Mauna Loa, Hawaii - Redoubt Volcano, Alaska - Crater Lake, Oregon - Mount Baker, Washington State - Glacier Peak, Washington State - Makushin Volcano, Alaska - Akutan Island, Alaska - Mount Spurr, Alaska - Long Valley caldera, California - Newberry Crater, Oregon and finally Augustine Island, Alaska

posted on Feb, 28 2010 @ 03:24 PM
reply to post by Roald

You are right of course. There are lots of other interesting ones. Chaiten - my pet topic - can't get any info. I think she is going to blow without me!!

(It's just a feeling I got when I first looked at it)

posted on Feb, 28 2010 @ 03:29 PM
reply to post by PuterMan

shes on red alert . ill see if i cant fine any sesimos on her.

posted on Feb, 28 2010 @ 03:33 PM
reply to post by alysha.angel

Thanks for the link. I knew she was on Red, but am wondering what Chile did to her. If you can find any sources I would be grateful. Can't see anything of any significance yet in USGS data but I think they only report 4.5+ from those outlying areas.

posted on Feb, 28 2010 @ 03:47 PM
reply to post by PuterMan

10 February-16 February 2010

On 11 February, ODVAS-SERNAGEOMIN reported that a camera, installed 800 m from the center of Chaitén's lava-dome complex in late January, showed incandescence and gas emissions on 28 January. Seismicity had also increased during 21 January-3 February. The Alert Level remained at Red. Based on web camera views and analyses of satellite imagery, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported that a steam-and-gas plume drifted 25 km NW on 11 February at an altitude of 2.4 km (8,000 ft) a.s.l.

best i can do so far

posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 06:29 AM
Here is a web cam link for those of you who are interested in Chaiten.

I do not know how often it updates, but this is at least a start.

Edited just to correct myself a bit. The camera do update at least once every minute I think. And the camera is the one mounted just 800 meters from the dome.

[edit on 1/3/2010 by Roald]

posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 07:25 AM
reply to post by Roald

Wow thanks for that. Maybe they changed the address? [just checked that - no it's tha same address. guess it just came back on]

That's the one I was looking at. She looks really quiet in the early morning sun / or is it late evening sun??? 23:16 (UTC) yesterday is showing which I make 20:16 so it should be late evening.

[edit on 1/3/2010 by PuterMan]

posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 07:47 AM
reply to post by PuterMan

Thanks. Nice to be to some help once in a while.

While I'm on to it, let me give some more of my volcano camera bookmarks for those who might not want to google for them.

ECUADOR - Tungurahua volcano

MONTSERRAT - Soufriere Hills volcano - West-Indies

New link:
COLOMBIA - Nevado del Huila volcano

JAPAN - Asama volcano

USA - Kilauea volcano ( Hawaian islands)

U.S.A. - Redoubt volcano (Alaska)

U.S.A. - Mount St.Helens

EW ZEALAND - White island volcano

Edited to give the new link to Nevado del Huila volcano.
A web cam link for Volcán Puracé are also on the Columbian Gov. Intranet.

[edit on 1/3/2010 by Roald]

posted on Mar, 2 2010 @ 11:05 AM
reply to post by Roald

Thanks indeed for that Roald. A * for you.

COLOMBIA - Nevado del Huila volcano

The level of activity of the volcano continues:


* In this week were a total of 235 seismic events. Of these, 40 are related to fracturing of rock, 188 with the fluid dynamics within the volcanic conduits and seven (7) pulses of low-magnitude tremor.

Published in the system: February 23, 2010 - 05:20 pm

Enter this below into the search in Google Earth and it takes you almost bang onto the top of the volcano. Shame GE is not real time!!


[edit on 2/3/2010 by PuterMan]

[edit on 2/3/2010 by PuterMan]

posted on Mar, 2 2010 @ 12:15 PM
Greetings All, thought I would add a book mark for you if you don't already have it. These guys are pretty good and have a lot of information. You can also join their e-mails. You can ask questions regarding just about any volcano and they will reply - usually within 24 hours and the questions and answers are e-mailed to everyone on their list.

posted on Mar, 4 2010 @ 06:41 AM
We have had our 35th & 36th eruptions of the year as follows:

POAS Costa Rica

posted on Mar, 4 2010 @ 08:23 AM

Originally posted by Anmarie96
We have had our 35th & 36th eruptions of the year as follows:

POAS Costa Rica

thank you

posted on Mar, 4 2010 @ 10:49 AM
reply to post by Anmarie96

Do you have a link to these by any chance.

When you say 35 & 36, do you mean this year - was not aware there were so many. Got a list??

[edit on 4/3/2010 by PuterMan]

posted on Mar, 4 2010 @ 12:15 PM
reply to post by PuterMan

Your Welcome Alysha.

The list is in the above link I posted . The Page is here . You can sign up and they will notify you when new eruptions occur. I believe these are new and ongoing eruptions carried over from last year.

posted on Mar, 4 2010 @ 07:39 PM
This is a neat satellite image from Russia and some interesting info in this short article-

The earth is not just a rock, eh?

One of the volcanoes erupting last year made for beautiful sunsets last summer.

posted on Mar, 5 2010 @ 10:38 AM
reply to post by alysha.angel

Hi Alysha,

I know you've had several responses to this already but thought I'd add a little more...

Indonesia is a such tough area to keep track of. It's so seismically and volcanically active that it's hard to remember all that goes on there except for the really bad stuff. So I did a search of the NEIC database for quakes of mag 5 or greater within a radius of 80 km (50 miles) of Toba (whose coordinates are 2°35'10"N 98°50'8"E).

Here are the results:

NEIC: Earthquake Search Results

U. S. G E O L O G I C A L S U R V E Y


FILE CREATED: Fri Mar 5 16:26:17 2010
Circle Search Earthquakes= 22
Circle Center Point Latitude: 2.350N Longitude: 98.500E
Radius: 80.000 km
Catalog Used: PDE
Date Range: 1980/01/01 to 2010/03/04
Magnitude Range: 5.0 - 10.0
Data Selection: Historical & Preliminary Data

NFO km

PDE 1980 07 22 112526.70 2.63 99.13 163 5.0 mbGS ... ....... 76
PDE 1981 01 11 150946 2.06 98.07 69 5.7 mbGS ... ....... 57
PDE 1984 09 13 191655.80 1.94 98.97 150 5.0 mbGS ... ....... 69
PDE 1986 06 14 145103.55 2.04 98.00 66 5.4 mbGS ..M ....... 65
PDE 1987 04 25 192207.20 2.24 98.87 11 6.6 MsGS .CM ......G 42
PDE 1987 04 28 153230.56 2.05 99.09 19 5.6 mbGS ..M ....... 72
PDE 1993 11 01 000119.65 2.04 98.12 83 5.3 MwHRV ..M ....... 54
PDE 1995 07 15 024256.83 2.67 99.07 165 5.4 MwHRV ..M ....... 72
PDE 1999 04 22 065040.23 1.93 98.04 63 5.0 mbGS ... ....... 69
PDE 2000 01 06 005617.59 2.01 98.04 33 5.1 MwHRV ..M ....... 63
PDE 2002 01 04 150958.92 1.95 97.92 42 5.2 MwHRV ..M ....... 78
PDE 2004 11 27 224235.32 1.98 97.93 41 5.4 MwHRV ..M ....... 75
PDE 2005 03 28 172332.83 2.84 98.76 30 5.2 mbGS ... ....... 60
PDE 2005 04 03 031056.47 2.02 97.94 36 6.3 MwGS 4FM ....... 71
PDE 2005 09 02 080404.98 2.45 98.92 147 5.5 MwHRV 3FM ....... 48
PDE 2005 10 16 190324.42 2.03 97.94 38 5.7 MwGS 4FM ....... 71
PDE 2006 12 19 124816.60 2.46 98.00 66 5.0 MwGCMT 3FM ....... 56
PDE 2007 03 07 105337.59 1.96 97.91 35 5.9 MwGS 4FM ....... 78
PDE 2007 07 24 145131.68 2.27 98.00 62 5.3 MwGCMT 5FM ....... 56
PDE 2007 12 01 014431.95 1.98 97.88 44 5.9 MwGS 5FM ....... 79
PDE 2008 10 15 080201.41 1.96 97.97 61 5.0 mbGS ... ....... 73
PDE-Q 2010 02 28 121325.40 2.03 98.85 38 5.1 mbGS 3F. ....... 52

If the above table comes up a bit garbled I'll just summarize. Dates on left, then coordinates, then depth in km, then magnitudes; the numbers on the far right are the distances of the quakes from Toba.

According to the NEIC, there have been 22 quakes of mag 5 or greater within 80 km of Toba, but none of those have been closer to it than 42 km, and most have been around 60 to 70 km away. (ie around 40 to 45 miles or so.)

This is good news.

On the other hand, of those 22 quakes in the past 30 years, 13 have been in the past 10 years. But even so, there have been only two since the end of 2007: one in '08 and the one on Feb 28, '10.

If there was anything major going on with Toba we would expect to see a fair amount of rumbling close to it, but overall I'd say it's not a big worry.By all reports it's pretty quiescent these days (but by no means extinct).

Note to Puterman: thank you for your response to my previous query.
Thank you also to other members who are keeping us informed (including the numerous but avidly-reading lurkers).

Okay, I'll post this and see how the table looks.


Edit to add a bit more detail.

[edit on 5/3/10 by JustMike]

posted on Mar, 5 2010 @ 02:38 PM
reply to post by JustMike

If there was anything major going on with Toba we would expect to see a fair amount of rumbling close to it,

Hi Mike, I am not sure that I would agree on that statement. As with all volcanoes by subduction zones - as most are - they are likely to be affected by the goings on in the zone. Subsequently you are right since an imminent explosion would create quakes. Prior warning I feel would come from further out in the trench.

Your selected area

Proposed area of study

If we take my proposed area then since, and including, 2000 the number of quakes are as follows.

Note that the average magnitude of all these stays below 5.0

See how long this area rumbled after the 2004 quake/tsunami. It is only just settling back now.

(Sorry the second 2005 should be 2006. Can't be bothered to redo, reload, etc)

Just my thoughts. Not knocking what you said really.

posted on Mar, 5 2010 @ 03:28 PM
Oh great a volcano watch now too? Do we really need one of these?

Ok the way things are going, we do need a volcano watch.

Sometimes I just have to see what I'm thinking.

While You're thinking about it, we could also use a

Tsunami watch

a rogue wave watch

a sky anomaly watch

A meteorite watch

A comet watch

A rogue planet watch

A rolex watch

Oh, and if any one has some old broken Rolexes lying around the house. Send them my way cause I fix 'em.

This is a good Idea SnF.

[edit on 5-3-2010 by randyvs]

posted on Mar, 5 2010 @ 04:21 PM
reply to post by randyvs

Yeah, there's just something about this planet shifting around on thin plates and floating on really hot liquid that makes you want to know what's going on in your neck of the woods.

Meteorite watch? Sure, bring it. If we make it past 2012
, there's something getting kinda close to us.

Rogue wave watch? Sure, bring it.
There's a chunk of an island that might break off to the east of the US that could soak a few people.

Your post did give me a chuckle.

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