USGS Status Update of Kīlauea Volcano – May 15, 2018

We have on going activity at Kileuea summit. So the level of earthquake activity remains elevated and the summit continues to subside. We’re having continuing ash emissions from the summit crater. They’re intermittent and they’re rising a few thousand feet above the crater. Yesterday we had a little bit of ash fall down in Punalu’u and that kind of activity may continue throughout the day if the situation stays as it is. But still pretty low ash emissions. But lots of activity there out there as far as the earthquake activity and subsidence . Down on the east rift zone, […]

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The Yellowstone Volcano: Past, Present and Future

So please welcome Jake Lowenstern to talk about Yellowstone. For the next hour or so, we’re going to talk about Yellowstone. Yellowstone, for those who haven’t been there, it’s in the northwest corner of Wyoming. About 1000 miles to the northeast of us here. And it’s a pretty big park. It’s about 9000 square kilometers, or something like 3600 square miles. And for this Bay Area audience it might be useful to look at Yellowstone relative to the Bay Area itself. So that’s Yellowstone National Park. The pink line in the middle is the caldera. We’ll talk more about that, […]

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Kilauea – Hawaii’s Constantly Erupting Volcano

Kilauea is the most active of the five volcanoes that make up the island of Hawaii and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world as it’s been continuously erupting since 1983 filmmaker and volcano specialist marcha grant visited the area in September 2016 during particularly high levels of volcanic activity Kilauea is undergoing a period of inflation as the magma reservoir swells normally the lava lake is not visible from the official overlook points but the level has risen so significantly it can now clearly be seen and is currently at its highest level since May 2015 […]

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Volcano of Violence (Pt 1)

(upbeat music) (dramatic music) – My most trusted advisors. – Fucking shit, get that man out of my life. – It’s a tragedy that so many people have tried to wipe these things from the earth. – You are loved, you are important, you are loved. – Sharing is caring, you all know this! – I’m following my heart, but at the same time, you know, stop asking about him. – Revenge is a dish best served bad. – When my crown is returned, all the peoples of Elna will turn to me and say, (flashing) (choking) Fuck! Fuck fuck […]

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Landforms, Hey!: Crash Course Kids #17.1

Look outside your window for a sec, and you’ll probably see some buildings and streets, maybe telephone poles, hopefully some trees in there too. A lot of the world that we live in has been shaped by people, and hey, no complaints, because I’m plenty comfortable right here. But people aren’t the only ones moving things around and shaping our world. Wind, rain, and other elements do it all the time, making shapes out of the Earth we call landforms. So what are some kinds of landforms, and how are they made? First, remember that the Earth is made of […]

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USGS Status Update of Kīlauea Volcano – June 2, 2018

Good Morning everyone this is the HVO Kīlauea update for the morning of June 2nd. In the lower east rift zone fissure eight continues to have lava fountains but they’re only reaching heights of about 50 meters or 164 feet. As of 6:30 a.m. the channelized lava flow that was heading towards the Four Corners area was about one tenth of a mile from the intersection of Highway 132 and Highway 137 and along the length of that channel there are small breakouts including one near the intersection of Highway 132 and Pohoiki Road. The suggested evacuation for residents of […]

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Mars’ Largest Volcano – Olympus Mons

This is Mars. Three billion years ago it had active volcanoes. One still remains, the largest volcano in the solar system. The cliffs leading to it are over nine kilometers high. Mt. Everest would sit comfortably in their shadow and those are just the foothills. This is the awe-inspiring Olympus Mons. It covers an area the size of Arizona. Its crater alone is 85 kilometers wide. Yet a structure this size would require millions of years to form, time that volcanoes on Earth never get. On Earth, the crust is always moving. Deep below a single hot spot pushes magma […]

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How Auckland Volcanoes Erupt

Auckland City is built on a field of small volcanoes, about 50 of them. And some of these volcanoes you can see as you drive around the city – they’re obvious cones. other volcanoes are really just holes in the ground, and that tells us about the different styles of eruption that have taken place in Auckland during the past quarter of a million years. Beneath Auckland there is a hot-spot in the mantle, we think at a depth of about 80 to 100 kms and in this hot-spot rocks are melting and producing magma. The magma segregates and it […]

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Can Goats Predict Volcanic Eruptions?

The Argentata dell Etna is a breed of goat found nowhere else in the world. Each morning, Gaitano herds his animals out onto the slopes of the volcano. The goats will eat just about anything. But Gaitano knows that on the upper slopes of Etna, there are glades of a yellow flower that he thinks gives his goats milk a unique taste. Gaitano has been working on the mountain his whole life, and in that time, he’s noticed some bizarre behavior in his animals. He believes that the goats behave erratically, not just during one of Etna’s eruptions, but before […]

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Using the Earth as Inspiration: Learning Geology at Valles Caldera

There is simply just so much a person can understand, so when you get a number of one-of-a-kind groups collectively, that is the place you really start to gain knowledge of new things. And the scientists that have been around us from the State of Mexico, and across the entire United States of America as good, has been instructing these kids on how do their work. They were opening their eyes into how much geology is around them and how much they rely on it for their every day lives. These kids were hungry for training. They had been in the […]

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