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Strong Earthquake Strikes SSW of Mt Veniaminof, Alaska

Posted by feww on June 1, 2016

M5.8 strikes 85km S of Chignik Lake, Alaska

Centered at 55.502°N, 158.538°W the quake struck at a depth of 35.8 km (22.3 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 5.8Mw
Location: 55.502°N, 158.538°W
Depth: 35.8km
Time:2016-05-31 20:51:22 (UTC)

  • 85.0 km (52.8 mi) SSW of Mt Veniaminof, Alaska
  • 85.0 km (52.8 mi) S of Chignik Lake, Alaska
  • 811.0 km (503.9 mi) SW of Anchorage, Alaska
  • 846.0 km (525.7 mi) SW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska

Veniaminof Volcano

mt veniaminof
Steam rising from the intracaldera cinder cone at Veniaminof volcano in the waning stages of the 1983 to 1984 eruption. Cooling lava flows fill a pit about 2.3×1.0 km that has been melted in the summit ice cap. Aerial view looking northeast. Photograph by M.E. Yount, U.S. Geological Survey, January 23, 1984.

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Strong Earthquakes Strike Alaska, PNG

Posted by feww on April 2, 2016


M6.2 quake strikes Alaska Peninsula, NNE of Chignik Lake

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.2Mw
Location: 57.026°N, 157.897°W; depth=17.9 km (11.1 mi)
Time: 2016-04-02 05:50:00 (UTC)
Nearby Cities

  • 100km (62mi) NNE of Chignik Lake, Alaska
  • 653km (406mi) SW of Anchorage, Alaska
  • 687km (427mi) SW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska

Tsunami Evaluation: No destructive tsunami generated as a result of this event.

[Source: USGS/EHP]

M6.1 quake strikes offshore NE of Angoram, PNG

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.1Mw
Location: 3.433°S,, 144.949°E; depth=14.8 km (9.2 mi)
Time: 2016-04-01 19:24:56 (UTC)
Nearby Cities

  • 120km (75mi) NE of Angoram, Papua New Guinea
  • 147km (91mi) E of Wewak, Papua New Guinea
  • 708km (440mi) NNW of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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Posted by feww on May 29, 2015


Major Earthquake measuring up to 8.8Mw could strike Alaska Peninsula

FIRE-EARTH Models show a mega earthquake measuring up to magnitude 8.8Mw could strike Alaska Peninsula between now and June 2015 with a probability of 0.7.

Forecast Details

Magnitude: 8.8Mw
Depth: 18km
Time: May – June 2015
Region: Alaska Peninsula
Probability: 0.7

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Pavlof Eruption Intensifies

Posted by feww on June 26, 2013

Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano ejects a plume 28,000 feet asl

Pavlof is erupting vigorously, exhibiting strongest seismic activity detected so far this year, characterized by intense, continuous tremor and intermittent explosions suggesting lava fountaining and ash production, Alaska Volcanoes Observatory (AVO) reported.

The wave of intense activity started late on Monday and continued into Tuesday, with trace ash fall reported in the community of King Cove about 30 miles southwest of the volcano.

AVO Daily Update  – Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @ 12:33 PM AKDT (Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @ 20:33 UTC)

55°25’2″ N 161°53’37” W, Summit Elevation 8261 ft (2,518 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code:   ORANGE
In its daily briefing AVO said:

Vigorous eruptive activity indicated by a distinct increase in seismicity beginning around 6:50 UTC (22:50 AKDT) last evening is continuing. The level of seismicity for the past 11-12 hours has been the strongest seismic activity detected so far during the 2013 eruption of Pavlof Volcano. The seismicity is characterized by intense, continuous tremor and intermittent small explosions that are likely associated with lava fountaining and ash production.

  • A distinct plume extending to the west of the volcano rising as high 28,000 feet above sea level (a.s.l.) according to Satellite data and pilot reports.
  • Satellite imagery also show strong thermal signals at the volcano summit.
  • AVO received a report of trace ash fall on the community of King Cove about 30 miles southwest of the volcano on June 25, 2013.

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Pavlof volcano, as viewed from Cold Bay on June 7, 2013. Photo credit: Robert Sigurdson, via AVO.

At this level of unrest it is likely that lava fountaining and ash emission are occurring. Lava fountaining is likely producing spatter-fed lava flows that are descending the flanks of the volcano over ice and snow and could be producing substantial steam plumes. These plumes probably contain variable amounts of ash. At the level of unrest observed over the past 11-12 hours, the volcanic plume has not been particularly ash rich; however, this could change if the character of the eruption changes and it remains possible for more robust ash plumes to be generated at any time. AVO is monitoring the eruption closely and will issue further information as it becomes available.

Mount Pavlof, one of the most active volcanoes in the U.S.,  has been erupting since May 13, spewing ash and lava at a low intensity.

Index map showing the location of Pavlof and other Quaternary volcanoes on the Alaskan peninsula. Volcano(es): Alagogshak, Amak, Aniakchak, Basalt of Gertrude Creek, Black Peak, Chiginagak, Cone 3110, Cone 3601, Dana, Denison, Devils Desk, Douglas, Dutton, Fourpeaked, Frosty, Griggs, Iron Trig cone, Kaguyak, Katmai, Kejulik, Kialagvik, Knob 1000, Kukak, Kupreanof, Mageik, Martin, Novarupta, Pavlof, Pavlof Sister, Rainbow River cone, Steller, Stepovak Bay 1, Stepovak Bay 2, Stepovak Bay 3, Stepovak Bay 4, Trident, Ugashik-Peulik, Unnamed (near Ukinrek Maars), Veniaminof, Yantarni. Credit Janet Schaefer/AVO

Veniaminof Volcano Activity [Source: AVO]

Continued volcanic tremors  suggest that the Veniaminof Volcano is still erupting, said AVO. Recent satellite images  show elevated surface temperatures at the intracaldera cone; webcam images from Perryville show a light-colored plume rising above the rim of the intracaldera cone, some 8,200 feet a.s.l.

It is possible for activity at Veniaminof Volcano to increase above its current level at any time and more vigorous ash emissions may result. Sustained periods of volcanic tremor may correspond with continuous ash emission which may not be detected in satellite data, especially if ash plumes remain below 15,000 to 20,000 feet above sea level. Brief bursts of ash emission and small explosions with ash fall limited to areas on the flanks of the volcano are likely to occur while the volcano is at its current level of unrest. A larger explosive episode and associated ash emission is not expected at the current level of unrest; however, this remains possible and would be evident in seismic and satellite data.

Current Volcanic Activity [as of June 26, 2013]


Veniaminof ORANGE  WATCH

Kamchatka Peninsula

Karymsky ORANGE
Kizimen ORANGE
Tolbachik ORANGE
Bezymianny YELLOW
Sheveluch ORANGE

Kurile Islands

Chirinkotan YELLOW

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Wildfires Force State of Emergency in Eastern Washington

Posted by feww on September 16, 2012


[September 16, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,277 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History


Global Disasters/ Significant Events

  • Washington, USA. Gov. Gregoire has declared a State of Emergency for all counties east of the Cascades on due to destructive wildfires.
    • “This is one of the worst fire situations that I can recall during my time as governor.  Firefighters have done a tremendous job to keep people safe, and keep the number of homes lost to a minimum. But they need more resources – especially as we expect weather conditions to remain less than favorable.” Gregoire said.
    • Multiple fires “currently threaten over 500 homes, resulting in numerous evacuations,” she added.
    • The Wenatchee Complex includes over 50 lightning-caused fires burning in Chelan County.
  • Alaska. “An unseasonable storm of considerable size and strength is affecting the southern mainland this weekend with strong winds and heavy rains. The low is near the Alaska Peninsula moving towards Bristol Bay.” NWS reported.
  • Utah. Washington County has declared a state of emergency after flash floods damaged Santa Clara, Ivins and St. George, reports said.
  • Idaho. Up to a million acres are being consumed by wildfires across Idaho.  The largest blazes include:
    • Mustang Complex: 315,000 acres
    • Trinity Ridge Fire
    • Sheep Fire
    • Mcguire Complex
    • Halstead
    • Porcupine Complex
    • Powell Sbw Complex
  • Portugal.  In the first 8 months this year,  16,168 forest fires consumed 73,055 hectares of forest, up 81 percent from 2011, said a report.
    • “One single giant blaze at Tavira, in the Algarve, which broke out on 18 July, ravaged 21,347 hectares of forest – some 29 percent of the total for all of Portugal from January and August.”

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background


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