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Archive for September 12th, 2010


Posted by feww on September 12, 2010

Image of the Day

Hurricane IGOR Powers Up to a Cat 4C Force Moving West Over Atlantic

IGOR has strengthened to a Cat 4C hurricane over the Atlantic, spinning menacingly westward. IGOR should continue to become a super storm, but it’s highly uncertain right now whether it would make a landfall.

Summary of Hurricane’s Current Status:

  • Location: Near 17.8N, 47.3W
  • Max Sustained Winds: 240 km/hr
  • Wind Gusts: 280 km/hr
  • Movement: West (270 degrees) at 22 km/hr
  • Position: 1,800km E of Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • Estimated by FEWW
  • Source: JTWC and others

Hurricane IGOR: Target Uncertain!

Hurricane IGOR –  IR (NHC Enhancement) Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

Related Links:

POES Composite  –  (Daily Sea Surface Temps)

  • Atlantic Ocean Current Temp: Image – Loop

For more images and animation, click Satellite Imagery

For hurricane watches and warnings, click Hurricane IGOR  Public Advisory

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World’s Dormant Volcanoes Firing

Posted by feww on September 12, 2010

The Pace of  Global Volcanism Accelerating; More Dormant Volcanoes Becoming Active

In the next few years you could have dozens of volcanoes erupting simultaneously.

VolcanoWatch Weekly [12 Sept 2010]

Summary of Weekly Volcanic Activity Report [Source: SI/USGS]

New Activity/Unrest (1 September –  7 September 2010)

  • Ekarma, Kuril Islands (Russia)  — [Group J]
  • Etna, Sicily (Italy)  — [Group B]
  • Kliuchevskoi, Central Kamchatka (Russia) — [Group J]
  • Manam, Northeast of New Guinea (SW Pacific) — [Group K]
  • Planchón-Peteroa, Central Chile-Argentina border — [Group D]
  • Seulawah Agam, Sumatra (Indonesia) — [Group K]
  • Sinabung, Sumatra (Indonesia) — [Group K]
  • Villarrica, Central Chile — [Group D]

NOTE: Based on Fire-Earth Model, more volcanic activity/unrest may be expected in areas/groups shown in red.

Map of Volcanoes.
Background Map: University of Michigan. Designed and enhanced by Fire Earth Blog. Click image to enlarge.

Ongoing Activity:

For additional information, see source.

Volcano Links:

FEWW Volcanic Activity Forecast

Other Related Links:

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