Developing: Volcano activity of August 18-19-20, 2012 – Kilauea, Cleveland, El Hierro, Havre seamount, Fyego, Santiaguito, Bagana, Etc.
August , 2012 volcano activity While the absence of Rodger, geology job in back-country, we have to divide our time in between volcanoes and earthquakes. 2 major deadly earthquakes in a week time (Iran and Indonesia) have put some pressure on our daily volcano activity updates.
Kilauea volcano, Hawaii : At the summit, DI inflation continued and the lava lake level displayed subtle changes but no obvious net loss or gain. At Pu`u `O`o, there were no significant changes in the crater. To the southeast of Pu`u `O`o, scattered lava flows were active at the base of the pali. Seismic tremor levels were slightly elevated at the summit, low elsewhere; gas emissions were elevated.
A small explosive event occurred at Cleveland volcano yesterday, August 19, at approximately 6:55 PM ADT (2:55 UTC on August 20). Satellite images showed that a low level ash cloud tracked to the southeast and dispersed over several hours. Retrospective analysis of ground-coupled airwaves in seismic data further confirmed the explosion. AVO has received no reports of activity from mariners or pilots in the vicinity of the volcano.
The news swarm below El Hierro who started a couple of days ago has lost his power again although vertical deformation from the last 2 days shows an inflation.
Unity is the great goal toward which humanity moves irresistibly. But it becomes fatal, destructive of the intelligence, the dignity, the well-being of individuals and peoples whenever it is formed without regard to liberty, either by violent means or under the authority of any theological, metaphysical, political, or even economic idea. That patriotism which tends toward unity without regard to liberty is an evil patriotism, always disastrous to the popular and real interests of the country it claims to exalt and serve. Often, without wishing to be so, it is a friend of reaction – an enemy of the revolution, i.e., the emancipation of nations and men. -Mikhail Bakunin-