volcano http://www.kplu.org en Before an Eruption, Scientists Record a Volcano's Primal Scream http://www.kplu.org/post/eruption-scientists-record-volcanos-primal-scream <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most volcanoes rumble before they erupt, but Washington and Alaska researchers say a big recent eruption was preceded </span><a href="http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo1879.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">not by a rumble, but a scream</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 05:51:36 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9347 at http://www.kplu.org Before an Eruption, Scientists Record a Volcano's Primal Scream Caught on tape! Undersea volcano erupts off Northwest coast http://www.kplu.org/post/caught-tape-undersea-volcano-erupts-northwest-coast NEWPORT, Ore. - For the first time, we're getting to listen to the eruption of an undersea volcano off the Northwest coast. Correspondent Tom Banse got a hold of unusual recordings made at a place called Axial Seamount. It's about 300 miles out to sea from Cannon Beach, Oregon.<p>Researchers from Oregon State University deployed instruments on the seafloor in anticipation of an eruption at Axial Seamount last year. At first, an underwater microphone - called a hydrophone - captured the low-frequency rumblings of small earthquakes. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 04:45:52 +0000 Tom Banse 5239 at http://www.kplu.org Caught on tape! Undersea volcano erupts off Northwest coast When Rainier blows, volcanic mudflow could cost us $6 billion http://www.kplu.org/post/when-rainier-blows-volcanic-mudflow-could-cost-us-6-billion <p><em>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s not a question of if, but when, the next volcanic event will occur&rdquo;</em></p><p>When it blows, Mount Rainier might produce &ldquo;Lahar,&rdquo; or volcanic mudflow, that could cause property losses of up to $6 billion in the Puyallup Valley, <a href="http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/ger_ic113_mt_rainier_lahar_hazards.pdf">a new study by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources shows</a>.</p><p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:23:01 +0000 Jake Ellison 5209 at http://www.kplu.org When Rainier blows, volcanic mudflow could cost us $6 billion When will St. Helens blow again? Look to the crystals, scientists say http://www.kplu.org/post/when-will-st-helens-blow-again-look-crystals-scientists-say <p>If you&rsquo;re wondering when Mount St. Helens is due to erupt again, so are a lot of scientists, and they&rsquo;re finding new ways to forecast when eruptions are likely.</p><p>The latest idea uses crystals that form deep beneath the surface.</p><p> Thu, 24 May 2012 20:29:42 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5094 at http://www.kplu.org When will St. Helens blow again? Look to the crystals, scientists say Remote Alaskan Volcano Shows Signs Of Activity http://www.kplu.org/post/remote-alaskan-volcano-shows-signs-activity There's a new lava dome forming on top of Alaska's Cleveland Volcano, and the Alaska Volcano Observatory bumped up its aviation warning level to <a href="http://www.avo.alaska.edu/">orange</a>. That means the volcano is "exhibiting heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption".<p>It's not clear if the volcano will actually erupt and the observatory says no one has spotted any current ash emissions. Wed, 01 Feb 2012 19:48:05 +0000 Korva Coleman 4002 at http://www.kplu.org UW Researchers stream live video from undersea volcano http://www.kplu.org/post/uw-researchers-stream-live-video-undersea-volcano <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983173.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983173.mp3</a></p><p>A University of Washington research ship is sending amazing live video of the aftermath of an undersea volcanic eruption. The large volcano is about 300 miles due west of Astoria, Oregon.</p><p>Some scientists theorize life on our planet started at a place like this.</p><p> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 23:14:46 +0000 Tom Banse 2402 at http://www.kplu.org UW Researchers stream live video from undersea volcano Mt. St. Helens observatory reopens Saturday with $1.6M upgrade http://www.kplu.org/post/mt-st-helens-observatory-reopens-saturday-16m-upgrade <p>The<a href="http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/MSH/NatMonument/PointsInterest/johnston_ridge.html"> Johnston Ridge Observatory</a> opens Saturday at Mount St. Helens with some new displays to tell visitors the story of the volcano&#39;s big 1980 eruption.</p><p>The Daily News of Longview r<a href="http://tdn.com/mount_st_helens/">eports $1.6 million worth of improvements and enhancements</a> have been made. When the Forest Service and Mount St. Helens Institute discussed them Tuesday, the center of attention was a touch-screen kiosk.</p> Wed, 11 May 2011 21:10:09 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1574 at http://www.kplu.org Mt. St. Helens observatory reopens Saturday with $1.6M upgrade Earthquake or volcano -- worst case natural disaster? http://www.kplu.org/post/earthquake-or-volcano-worst-case-natural-disaster <p>With massive flooding in Australia in the news, or earthquakes in South America, perhaps it’s no surprise that 2010 was <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-19/2010-s-world-gone-wild-quakes-floods-blizzards.html">the most deadly year in a generation for natural disasters</a> around the globe.&nbsp; What’s the worst we might face here in western Washington? Fri, 07 Jan 2011 18:04:18 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 495 at http://www.kplu.org Earthquake or volcano -- worst case natural disaster?