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Yellowstone earthquake swarm: some perspective at Eruptions 27 January 2010

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An earthquake swarm is under way at Yellowstone. What’s that all about? Does the supervolcano stir? Will there be a mega-eruption? Is it the beginning of the end of the world?

The disappointing news for the cheerleaders of the apocalypse (some of whom have been e-mailing me about this recently) is that this swarm is business as usual at Yellowstone, and there is no sign that anything magmatic and potentially eruptive is going on. For the full picture, read Dr Erik Klemetti’s crystal-clear and informative post at Eruptions: A little bit of Yellowstone earthquake perspective.

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1. Chance Metz - 27 January 2010

The goverment of Russia seems to not care tht they have alot of dangeroud volcanoes and that the fligh paths of many international flights go tohugh their airspace. I say this becuase they killed KVERt,bravo politicans,another reason why I hate these goons who are so stupid that I bet they no nothign about why agencies like KVERT and all of the VAAC are so importnat. Get the word out to all,if it can hapen in Russia it could happen here to the likes of the AVO or the YVO as well. Yes I am ranting ebcuae this really ticks me off to see that science and safety means notthing to our goverment leaders. Let’s stop this madness!

AVO RECEIVED THIS MESSAGE FROM KVERT ON JANUARY 26, 2010
________________________________________________________

Dear colleagues!

Due to a loss of government funding beginning February 01, 2010, KVERT will no longer distribute information regarding volcanic activity in Kamchatka and the Northern Kuriles.

Specifically, the following KVERT services are suspended:
– Assignment of Aviation Color Codes;
– Sending:
– email operational messages from IVS FED RAS and KB GS RAS;
– daily activity report in English from KB GS RAS (table format);
– KVERT Information Releases about current activity and forecasts activity of
volcanoes of Kamchatka and Northern Kuriles from IVS FED RAS
to all users including Tokyo VAAC, Anchorage VAAC, and Washington VAAC, and airlines

In addition, KVERT will no longer maintain its public web site with volcano information.

Access to the following information will cease:
– KVERT information releases
– Volcanic danger prognosis for aviation for next week (in Russian)
– Current Activity of the Volcanoes
– MODIS and NOAA satellite images
– Weekly information on current eruptions on the IVS website

Dr. Olga Girina, KVERT, IVS FED RAS
E-mail: girina@kscnet.ru
Tel. (41522) 58627

Sergey Senyukov, KVERT, KB GS RAS
E-mail: ssl@emsd.ru
Tel. (41522) 59523

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT REDUCE THE RISK OF AIRCRAFT
ENCOUNTERS WITH VOLCANIC ASH CLOUDS IN THE NORTH PACIFIC
REGION, PLEASE CONTACT:

2. admin - 27 January 2010

Thanks, Chance. I received the same thing this evening through the VOLCANO list and have posted about it.

It’s utterly disgraceful.

3. Chance Metz - 27 January 2010

To say the least. Always here to help you out as I can bet you are very busy and can’t keep track of evrything going on in the world of volcanoes.


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