Recently, fifteen out of eighteen major Pacific Rim and continental US volcanos have started awakening; they are heating up and some of them are now
belching smoke and hot lava.
Volcano Watch -- These satellite images show some of the world's most active volcanoes. Additional volcano information can be obtained from the
Michigan Tech Geology Department. The Java animations below contain the last four satellite images. Volcanoes are listed from north to south. These
products are made available, in part, through an IBM Shared University Research Grant.
For active volcanos, refer to the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
The recent and general heating of volcanos around the globe is following the pattern of global warming.
The one BigBadBoy we in the US are really concerned about is Yellowstone--a hole in the ground 600 miles long and 70 miles wide.
Seismigraphs for Yellowstone show intermittant, locally-centered and continuous movement of rock masses.
Already ground temperature at Yellowstone has reached 200 degrees, trees are burning up from the bottom, and animals are fleeing the area.
USGS Historical Seismicity map for Western Montana hardly gives a clue just how active that area has become, under and near the Yellowstone
For more general volcano info see also www.fs.fed.us...
John Steach, Australian Volcanologist, has a comprehensive site with general and specific links listed below. His whole site is packed with
information. Some of the live cam sites one can visit are always beautiful to see:--
BEST VOL-CAMS to monitor --
-- Hawaii, smoking now
-- Mexico, Popocatepetyl -- Smoking yesterday
-- Italy, Mt. Etna, up close and from a distance at
and at night on this cam one can see hot lava trailing down the mountain in the background.
-- Japan: Fuji, smoking and
-- Sakurajima, smoking yesterday
Mt. Ararat in Turkey is usually a gorgeous picture, but it's dormant at this time, as is the Santorini Caldera in Greece.
is the jumpoff place to see five good cam shots of volcano calderas that could become reactivated at any
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Related AboveTopSecret.com Discussion Threads:
The Yellowstone SuperCaldera Project
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Mexico and Washington Volcanos Active- Coincidence?
[edit on 6-11-2004 by Banshee]