Tag: Popocatépetl

Here’s What’s Happening in This Volcanic Explosion at Guatemala’s Santiaguito
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Here’s What’s Happening in This Volcanic Explosion at Guatemala’s Santiaguito

Over the weekend, Santa Maria’s Santiaguito dome complex had a few impressive explosions caused by the collapse of the domes that have been growing on the volcano. One of these explosions was captured in great detail by INSIVUMEH, the volcano monitoring agency of Guatemala. I’ve annotated the image to show all […]

Earthquakes in the Cape Verde Islands Could Signal an Explosive Eruption to Come
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Earthquakes in the Cape Verde Islands Could Signal an Explosive Eruption to Come

Updates on some eruptions across the globe this week: Cape Verde Islands: Earthquakes on Brava in the Cape Verde Islands noticed on August 1 have prompted a heightened alert and evacuations of over 300 people from the slopes of the volcano. Brava has no known eruptions in the past 10,000 […]

Annotated Volcano: A Volcano’s Shape Can Tell You How It Will Erupt
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Annotated Volcano: A Volcano’s Shape Can Tell You How It Will Erupt

You get a double feature for the latest Annotated Volcano. Why two volcanoes? I wanted to explain the difference between two different shapes of volcanoes: the archetype stratovolcano and the massive shield volcano. Why would two volcanoes take such different forms? It boils down to the flavor and form of […]