Kilauea Alert Level Red – Major Eruption Imminent

by Steve MacDonald May 16, 2018

From USGS. As of early this morning, eruption of ash from the Overlook vent within Halemaumau crater at Kilauea Volcano’s summit has generally increased in intensity. Ash has been rising nearly continuously from the vent and drifting downwind to the southwest. Ashfall and vog (volcanic air pollution) has been reported in Pahala, about 18 miles […]

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Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Has Been Busier Than Usual in the Month of May

by Steve MacDonald May 12, 2018

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been busier than usual in the month of May. As of this post, 27 homes have been destroyed, 1,900 residents have been evacuated and thousands more are poised to do so, Hawaii National Volcanoes Park is closed, and crews are scrambling to remove tens of thousands of gallons of highly flammable chemicals from a […]

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For Skip: The Flight Of The Lazarus Drone

by Mike October 4, 2014

The folks at DJI, who make the kind of toys Skip drools over, have begun a series of videos designed to showcase their excellent Phantom 2 quadracopters, in this case, flying into the caldera of the Bardabunga volcano in Iceland, approaching until the camera began to melt:   H/T ZeroHedge.com

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Volcano explosion in Papua New Guinea – will there be some here after the NH Primary on Tuesday?

by Skip September 7, 2014

Published on Sep 5, 2014: The eruption of Mount Tavurvur volcano in Papua New Guinea on August 29th, 2014. Captured by Phil McNamara. Can we expect to feel a few BOOMS! here as the result of the Primary vote? (H/T: The Blaze)

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Busting Your Ash

by Steve MacDonald April 16, 2010

One of my facebook friends was a US aviator who served over Iraq.  He currently flies commercial size aricraft for UPS.  I asked him to clarify the significant risks for pilots confronted by volcanic ash so we could get a better understanding of the problem. "The dangers of flying into volcanic ash can be catastrophic. […]

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