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The monsters wakes up ! Katla Hekla Iceland Dead Zone and rift as uniform system ! A lot of others worldwide !

 
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Volcano Popocha erupting near Puebla Mexico.
Stream-cam here: [link to www.webcamsdemexico.com]
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another Popo cams
[link to www.cenapred.unam.mx]
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seismic
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seismic seems begins to calm
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yeah ohyeah
slightly funny picture now - the sun with a hat and two horns
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Volcano Popocha erupting near Puebla Mexico.
Stream-cam here: [link to www.webcamsdemexico.com]
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and congats , my friend ! went across sites - you was first who informed all volcanophiles about Popo eruption, today you're the champion ! band
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yeah ohyeah
slightly funny picture now - the sun with a hat and two horns
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and now just a miracle - the sun went straight to the top of Popo, nice
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Volcano Popocha erupting near Puebla Mexico.
Stream-cam here: [link to www.webcamsdemexico.com]
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another Popo cams
[link to www.cenapred.unam.mx]
[link to www.cenapred.unam.mx]
[link to www.cenapred.unam.mx]
[link to www.zeitcam.com]
[link to www.telmex.com]

seismic
[link to www2.ssn.unam.mx]
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seismic seems begins to calm
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but now again stronger
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big plume
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helicopter performs a survey of eruption
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best shots "sunset on a background of the eruption"
hmm... or "eruption on a background of the sunset" ? cool2

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John Seach @johnseach 4 h
Magnitude 6.0 #earthquake 47 km NNE of #Yasur volcano, #Vanuatu 14 April.
John Seach @johnseach 4 h
Magnitude 6.6 #earthquake 77 km SW of #Bagana volcano, Papua New Guinea.
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Volcano Popocha erupting near Puebla Mexico.
Stream-cam here: [link to www.webcamsdemexico.com]
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and congats , my friend ! went across sites - you was first who informed all volcanophiles about Popo eruption, today you're the champion ! band
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hf Thank's!
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noticing something odd at Hekla again

[link to hraun.vedur.is]

there is now a red border around the image. that has only JUST now appeared. also notice the bright white area middle right of the image?

dunno, I'll keep watching.

[link to hraun.vedur.is]

strain looking odd

[link to www.jonfr.com]

sesimo looking wild
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that bright white glow on the cam now seems to be reflecting from the cloud above back onto the mountain. odd
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noticing something odd at Hekla again

[link to hraun.vedur.is]

there is now a red border around the image. that has only JUST now appeared. also notice the bright white area middle right of the image?

dunno, I'll keep watching.

[link to hraun.vedur.is]

strain looking odd

[link to www.jonfr.com]

sesimo looking wild
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a litle quake near Hekla now... [link to en.vedur.is]
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that bright white glow on the cam now seems to be reflecting from the cloud above back onto the mountain. odd
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have a feeling it might be sunlight breaking through from a passing shower, but the strain and tremor is worth keeping an eye on
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Google translation
News of activity of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, April 12, 2013, 11:30 (local time)
During this day continues to record the seismic signal of volcanic tremor, associated with the movement of fluids within the volcanic conduits and gas and ash emissions, which has been showing low energy levels.
In the morning it was observed by the webcams located in the area of the volcano, the plume of steam, gases and ash, with an approximate height of 1600 meters above the summit, heading to the northwest of the volcano presenting white, but with the presence of particulate matter (ash) See animation. There have been several reports from yesterday, officials from the National Natural Park Los Nevados and OVSM, fine ash fall in small amounts in areas surrounding the volcano.
Additionally, continued emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), evidenced in measurements of equipment installed in the field and through satellite images.
[link to www.ingeominas.gov.co]
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Google translation
News of activity of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, April 14, 2013, 09:00 (local time)


With regard to the monitoring of the activity of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Manizales, reports that:
Continued volcanic tremor logging, seismic signal associated with the movement of fluids within the volcanic conduits and gas and ash emissions, showing low energy levels. From yesterday in the afternoon, this signal has been accompanied by the registration of volcano-tectonic earthquakes, located to the northwest of Arenas crater, at an average depth of 7 km, until the time of issuance of this notice, the largest magnitude earthquake recorded corresponds to at 22:43 (local time) on April 13 with 2.6 ML (local magnitude), felt by officials of Colombia National Parks in the area of Brisas.


During the early morning hours, web cameras installed in the volcano area, allowed to observe a plume of steam, gases and ash, with an approximate height of 630 m measured from the top of the volcano, this column shows white grayish, due to the presence of particulate matter (ash), and is directed towards the northwest along the prevailing wind regime in the area.


Emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) are still important as indicated by measurements of field installed equipment and satellite images.
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etna married the russian chukchi tolbachik. pregnant and waiting for birth baby kraukatau banana2
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this:

my friend hf
in your joke is actually much more sense than you can imagine to yourself rockon

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8 :30 : Activity has not much changed since last night. It remained quite intense all through the night as can be seen on the tremor and the webcam images. During the night, a new lava flow appeared on the SW flank of the NSEC while powerful ejections of incandescent material persisted at the summit of the cone. Instead of a paroxysm, what is happening right now is a durable eruptive activity at the summit of Mount Etna.

will be curious to compare then with the opinion of Dr. Behncke
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Claude Grandpey mark burns • 4 hours ago −
Two lava flows could be observed during the night: one towards the Valle del Bove and the other on the SW flank of the New SE Crater. However, they were not very long. Activity was essentially concentrated at the summit. Right now, it looks as if the tremor is starting to decline.
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MikeLyvers Claude Grandpey • 3 hours ago
Looks like you spoke too soon Claude, the eruption seems to be getting more intense and more violent.

current ETFI tremor
[link to www.ct.ingv.it]

and just now vertically down
[link to www.ct.ingv.it]

nice video and descriptions by Dr.Behncke

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Paroxysm or no paroxysm?
Uploaded on Apr 12, 2013
...I observed the activity from 03:00 GMT (=local time -2) on 11 April, first at Monte Fontane on the east flank of Etna, then, when clouds covered the view from that side, from Monte Vetore on the southwest flank, where the view eventually was obstructed by weather clouds, too. Finally, I went to Piano del Vescovo, on the southeast flank, where visibility was rapidly improving as sunset approached, and at dusk, things became a fabulous display of lights and colors. Even without a lava fountain, this activity was extremely spectacular, in particular the soundtrack. I stayed at Piano del Vescovo, with countless other persons who came and went (I estimate that in total, between 300 and 500 people went to Piano del Vescovo, stayed for a shorter or longer period, and then went away), including a few friends and also new acquaintances. Everybody had a great time - but time did take its toll on me, and at 02:00 GMT on 12 April, I decided to go home in spite of the unabated activity.

As a matter of fact, the activity is still continuing vigorously, without lava fountains and with less tephra than the previous paroxysms, but attracting enormous attraction in the local population and in the media due to the good visibility, the continued loud detonations, and the extended duration of this eruptive episode...

few hours later

and finally, the new paroxysmThe lava fountain did not come, hour after hour, through the evening of 11 April and then through the night, and all the time there were those powerful explosions and loud, LOUD bangs, which made people in surrounding areas wonder what the hell was up with Etna. Also this morning, 12 April, the loud explosions continued, and in the clear morning light, a dense but almost ash-free gas plume was seen rising from the volcano and trailing southeast, for at least a hundred kilometers over the Ionian Sea.

When nobody thought anymore of a lava fountain during this particular eruptive episode, and all believed this would remain in Etna's history as a "paroxysm without lava fountains", a sort of failure, Lady Etna finally let loose. Shortly after noon on 12 April, the plume rising from the New Southeast Crater suddenly turned black, heavily charged with tephra (fragmented volcanic material: mostly ash and scoriaceous lapilli), and the base of this dark column was dull red. The lava fountain had finally started...


and

A mighty voice in the dark
Before you go any further, put on your headset and set the volume to a decent (not too loud) level :-D

On the evening of 11 April 2013 it looked very much like Etna's New Southeast Crater would produce its 10th paroxysmal eruptive episode of this year. But the expected lava fountain, which I had self-assuredly announced to all people who were with me at Piano del Vescovo, a spectacular observation point on Etna's southeast flank, did not come until the late forenoon of 12 April, on the anniversary of another spectacular lava fountain from the same crater (12 April 2012). Instead, the thing angrily growled and exploded, and this was a magnificent show as well - and Piano del Vescovo was rather crowded even for hours after midnight on 12 April 2013.
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Boris Behncke Diane_N_CA • 6 hours ago −
all calmed down early today
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some huge rhythmic looking signals showing on that hekla sesimo this past hour
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that strain chart is really interesting

it took a few days to get down to -2e+04 last time. this time it's only taken about 32 hours, and the signal is very loud
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noticing something odd at Hekla again

[link to hraun.vedur.is]

there is now a red border around the image. that has only JUST now appeared. also notice the bright white area middle right of the image?

dunno, I'll keep watching.

[link to hraun.vedur.is]

strain looking odd

[link to www.jonfr.com]

sesimo looking wild
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a litle quake near Hekla now... [link to en.vedur.is]
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Hi Luis,

Noticed you put that comment about the little quake on Volcano Cafe....

Johns Seismographs for Hekla getting choppy...thought it was done to wind at first...

[link to www.jonfr.com]

But the Bur strain has dramatically changed, instead of the up and down motion, it has suddenly gone straight:
[link to hraun.vedur.is]

Nothing been mentioned on VC yet...Wondering if it could be the start of something..Inge B says the small quake seems interesting as it's at 5km deep and that's where one of the magma chambers is....

May be worth keeping an eye on Hekla today...
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Earthquake in USA on Sunday, 14 April, 2013 at 15:08 (03:08 PM) UTC.

Description
Between 8-12 April, five earthquakes were located within or along the margins of the Newberry caldera by the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN, www.pnsn.org). The first two occurred at 04:19 & 04:20 PDT on 04/08 and were followed over the next 20 minutes by eight smaller (and therefore unlocatable) earthquakes. "Three days later at 5:01 PDT a "low-frequency event", so-called because it lacks higher-frequency waves that are commonly observed in regular earthquakes, occurred at a depth of cc. 8 km. Finally on 04/12 two additional earthquakes occurred at 02:28 and 04:06 PDT. The largest of these five events was a M 1.2. These five events appear as orange or red (two most recent) circles in the below map-view plot. "Although these five events are nothing to get excited about, they are noteworthy because only six other earthquakes have been located within or along the margins of the Newberry caldera since the Newberry seismic network was expanded from one to nine seismic stations in the summer of 2011 (none of these events would have been detected prior to 2011).

"In addition, the 04/11 event is the first low-frequency event ever recorded in the Newberry area. Low-frequency events are not unusual at volcanoes, and when observed are commonly thought to reflect movement of fluid (water, gas, or other) through cracks. Given that there are active hot springs within the caldera, the occasional occurrence of such events should not be surprising. "An unusual feature of this low-frequency event is its depth (8 km). Since the 1980s, such "deep low-frequency events" have been seen intermittently at Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Mount Rainier, and Mount St. Helens. At these other volcanoes the deep low-frequency events occur as part of background seismicity and have not been associated with eruptions or unrest at the surface (for more information about these type of events in the Cascades, see Nichols et al. (2011)). Although intriguing from a volcanological perspective, these events are again nothing to get excited about.
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[link to hraun.vedur.is]

that strain chart is really interesting

it took a few days to get down to -2e+04 last time. this time it's only taken about 32 hours, and the signal is very loud
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Yeah, I've noticed that too...sure has changed from your normal up & down motion...Might get a few quakes in Hekla soon..
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noticing something odd at Hekla again

[link to hraun.vedur.is]

there is now a red border around the image. that has only JUST now appeared. also notice the bright white area middle right of the image?

dunno, I'll keep watching.

[link to hraun.vedur.is]

strain looking odd

[link to www.jonfr.com]

sesimo looking wild
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a litle quake near Hekla now... [link to en.vedur.is]
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Hi Luis,

Noticed you put that comment about the little quake on Volcano Cafe....

Johns Seismographs for Hekla getting choppy...thought it was done to wind at first...

[link to www.jonfr.com]

But the Bur strain has dramatically changed, instead of the up and down motion, it has suddenly gone straight:
[link to hraun.vedur.is]

Nothing been mentioned on VC yet...Wondering if it could be the start of something..Inge B says the small quake seems interesting as it's at 5km deep and that's where one of the magma chambers is....

May be worth keeping an eye on Hekla today...
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[link to hraun.vedur.is]

hmmm, yeah that is an odd one.

this is the image of that webcam with the red border around it I captured..

[link to oi48.tinypic.com]

thought it was odd. haven't seen that before. has anyone else?
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[link to hraun.vedur.is] acting more strange now...
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noticed something else interesting

on the webcam..

[link to hraun.vedur.is]

look at the bottom right of the screen

there is a TINY little box with a green line running across it. I zoomed up 6 of the images I saved, with the times of 1400, 1435, 1445, 145, 1550 and 1615

notice the green line?

this is the gif of that line zoomed up, the kink in the line starts on the 1545 image..

[link to makeagif.com]
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noticed something else interesting

on the webcam..

[link to hraun.vedur.is]

look at the bottom right of the screen

there is a TINY little box with a green line running across it. I zoomed up 6 of the images I saved, with the times of 1400, 1435, 1445, 145, 1550 and 1615

notice the green line?

this is the gif of that line zoomed up, the kink in the line starts on the 1545 image..

[link to makeagif.com]
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sorry, the little box is in the bottom left, not the bottom right
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noticed something else interesting

on the webcam..

[link to hraun.vedur.is]

look at the bottom right of the screen

there is a TINY little box with a green line running across it. I zoomed up 6 of the images I saved, with the times of 1400, 1435, 1445, 1445, 1550 and 1615

notice the green line?

this is the gif of that line zoomed up, the kink in the line starts on the 1545 image..

[link to makeagif.com]
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sorry, the little box is in the bottom left, not the bottom right
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[link to hraun.vedur.is] acting more strange now...
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what's going on?
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guys, you're make great deal! keep eyes on it...
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etna married the russian chukchi tolbachik. pregnant and waiting for birth baby kraukatau banana2
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this:

my friend hf
in your joke is actually much more sense than you can imagine to yourself rockon

[link to volcans.blogs-de-voyage.fr]
8 :30 : Activity has not much changed since last night. It remained quite intense all through the night as can be seen on the tremor and the webcam images. During the night, a new lava flow appeared on the SW flank of the NSEC while powerful ejections of incandescent material persisted at the summit of the cone. Instead of a paroxysm, what is happening right now is a durable eruptive activity at the summit of Mount Etna.

will be curious to compare then with the opinion of Dr. Behncke
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Claude Grandpey mark burns • 4 hours ago −
Two lava flows could be observed during the night: one towards the Valle del Bove and the other on the SW flank of the New SE Crater. However, they were not very long. Activity was essentially concentrated at the summit. Right now, it looks as if the tremor is starting to decline.
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MikeLyvers Claude Grandpey • 3 hours ago
Looks like you spoke too soon Claude, the eruption seems to be getting more intense and more violent.

current ETFI tremor
[link to www.ct.ingv.it]

and just now vertically down
[link to www.ct.ingv.it]

nice video and descriptions by Dr.Behncke

[link to www.flickr.com]

Paroxysm or no paroxysm?
Uploaded on Apr 12, 2013
...I observed the activity from 03:00 GMT (=local time -2) on 11 April, first at Monte Fontane on the east flank of Etna, then, when clouds covered the view from that side, from Monte Vetore on the southwest flank, where the view eventually was obstructed by weather clouds, too. Finally, I went to Piano del Vescovo, on the southeast flank, where visibility was rapidly improving as sunset approached, and at dusk, things became a fabulous display of lights and colors. Even without a lava fountain, this activity was extremely spectacular, in particular the soundtrack. I stayed at Piano del Vescovo, with countless other persons who came and went (I estimate that in total, between 300 and 500 people went to Piano del Vescovo, stayed for a shorter or longer period, and then went away), including a few friends and also new acquaintances. Everybody had a great time - but time did take its toll on me, and at 02:00 GMT on 12 April, I decided to go home in spite of the unabated activity.

As a matter of fact, the activity is still continuing vigorously, without lava fountains and with less tephra than the previous paroxysms, but attracting enormous attraction in the local population and in the media due to the good visibility, the continued loud detonations, and the extended duration of this eruptive episode...

few hours later

and finally, the new paroxysmThe lava fountain did not come, hour after hour, through the evening of 11 April and then through the night, and all the time there were those powerful explosions and loud, LOUD bangs, which made people in surrounding areas wonder what the hell was up with Etna. Also this morning, 12 April, the loud explosions continued, and in the clear morning light, a dense but almost ash-free gas plume was seen rising from the volcano and trailing southeast, for at least a hundred kilometers over the Ionian Sea.

When nobody thought anymore of a lava fountain during this particular eruptive episode, and all believed this would remain in Etna's history as a "paroxysm without lava fountains", a sort of failure, Lady Etna finally let loose. Shortly after noon on 12 April, the plume rising from the New Southeast Crater suddenly turned black, heavily charged with tephra (fragmented volcanic material: mostly ash and scoriaceous lapilli), and the base of this dark column was dull red. The lava fountain had finally started...


and

A mighty voice in the dark
Before you go any further, put on your headset and set the volume to a decent (not too loud) level :-D

On the evening of 11 April 2013 it looked very much like Etna's New Southeast Crater would produce its 10th paroxysmal eruptive episode of this year. But the expected lava fountain, which I had self-assuredly announced to all people who were with me at Piano del Vescovo, a spectacular observation point on Etna's southeast flank, did not come until the late forenoon of 12 April, on the anniversary of another spectacular lava fountain from the same crater (12 April 2012). Instead, the thing angrily growled and exploded, and this was a magnificent show as well - and Piano del Vescovo was rather crowded even for hours after midnight on 12 April 2013.
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Boris Behncke Diane_N_CA • 6 hours ago −
all calmed down early today
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Dirty old mountain, all covered in smokeIt's been a moment since I last stopped at this site to take one of my comparison photos and document the rapid evolution of the New Southeast Crater, the youngest member in the family of Etna's summit craters. At sunset on 13 April 2013, I stopped on the narrow, winding road between the villages of Piedimonte Etneo and Presa, on the northeast flank of the volcano, to take this photo (which I admit is slightly contrast and color enhanced because the original version did not render the true colors). The New Southeast Crater cone is the feature farthest left, appearing, in this perspective, almost as tall as its "old brother", immediately to the right. The Northeast Crater, normally the source of most gas emission from Etna's summit craters, is seen at right.