January 23, 2012
Webcam image as captured on 10:30 UTC 23/01 - courtesy webcam USGS
USA / Hawaii / Kilauea volcano / Earthquake and Eruption
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake occurred below Hawaii’s active Kilauea volcano at 16:36 local time (04:36 PM). The earthquakes were responsible for two small collapses of the West Ka‘ili‘ili lava delta that has been inactive since late December 2011. There were no other effects apparent on Kilauea’s ongoing eruptions or on Mauna Loa. USGS monitoring has not detected any important changes in activity of the volcanoes.
We do not exactly know what the action was before this earthquake, but at the moment one can see constant “eruption” action at the Pu`u Oo crater. Click here for the link to this eruption webcam. The image refreshes approx. every minute.
Spain / Canary Islands / El Hierro
Even with minimal harmonic tremor the surface Jacuzzi waters are stirring stronger and stronger. Take a look at the webcam and see for yourself. Click here for our in-depth report
Bolivia / Uturuncu
Supervolcanoes are one of nature’s most destructive forces, but given that there are no recorded observations of super-eruptions — the last occurred 74,000 years ago in Indonesia — scientists don’t fully understand how they work. Now a team studying the world’s fastest-inflating volcano, Bolivia’s Uturuncu, is shedding some light on how supervolcanoes become so powerful.
Uturuncu isn’t a supervolcano, but it sits amid one of the largest collections of supervolcano calderas on Earth. This region — along the borders of Bolivia, Chile and Argentina, known as the Altiplano-Puna Volcanic Complex — is pockmarked by calderas from at least eight massive super-eruptions, the youngest dating to around 1 million years ago. $$
[link to earthquake-report.com