Stories tagged: volcanoes
Sun., June 4, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
3-peak weekend: Climbers bag St. Helens, Adams, Hood in one trip
In the span of the Memorial Day weekend, Jason Keen became a veteran of scaling Cascades lava-belchers and snowboarding down their icy slopes. A few days earlier, he’d never climbed …
Sun., June 14, 2015
Scenic route not for everyone
A route up the north side of Mount St. Helens to a dramatic view of the crater will remain open only to people who pay $195 for a guided trip. …
Fri., April 24, 2015, 10:15 a.m.
Huge magma chamber spied under Yellowstone supervolcano
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park. It’s big enough to fill the Grand Canyon …
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014
In brief: U.S. Geological Survey takes a closer look at Glacier Peak eruption potential
Survey looks at Glacier Peak eruption potential The volcanic eruption may be a few centuries away, or maybe it could be in your lifetime. Who knows when Washington’s Glacier Peak …
Sat., Sept. 27, 2014, 4:11 a.m.
Volcano erupts in central Japan, injuring 11
TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in central Japan erupted in spectacular fashion on Saturday, catching mountain climbers by surprise and injuring at least 11 people, including seven who lost consciousness. …
Mon., April 7, 2014
The Rock Doc: Studying magma may shed light on eruptions
I was living in Eastern Washington in May 1980 when Mount St. Helens erupted after a massive landslide triggered by a magnitude-5.1 earthquake. Vast amounts of molten rock were violently …
Mon., March 3, 2014
Rock Doc: GPS monitors help scientists predict volcanic eruptions
There are two main things most people would like to know about particular volcanoes: When is the next eruption and how big will that eruption be? Scientists in Iceland have …
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014, 5:29 a.m.
Indonesia volcano erupts again; kills at least 11
MOUNT SINABUNG, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in western Indonesia has unleashed fresh clouds of searing gas, killing at least 11 people and injuring three others. National Disaster Mitigation Agency …
Sat., Aug. 10, 2013, 4:44 a.m.
6 killed by hot lava as Indonesia volcano erupts
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Gushing hot lava from an erupting volcano killed six people sleeping in a beach village in eastern Indonesia on Saturday, after ash and smoke shot up …
Mon., Aug. 5, 2013
Rock Doc: Medieval monks’ records a window to climate study
Ireland enjoys a mild and stable climate. But even in Ireland there are years that stand out. Recently a team of researchers led by Harvard’s Francis Ludlow announced results of …
Sun., June 9, 2013
For an update on ash, lava, steam and smoke, visit a volcano
1. Arenal Observatory Lodge, Costa Rica. Wake to a chorus of tropical wildlife on this volcanic wonder. The majestic centerpiece of a rich rainforest setting can be observed from most …
Mon., May 13, 2013
Rock Doc: Slow-moving quakes may just delay the pain
One of the most breathtaking geologic events is a major earthquake. In just a few moments, shaking of the earth can result in billions of dollars of damage and thousands …
Sun., July 22, 2012, 8:38 a.m.
Climbers attracted to volcano that lost its top
Ah, Mount St. Helens. I’ve written hundreds of stories about it, explored the trails around it on foot, skis and mountain bike; and climbed it 10 times, if I can …
Thu., July 7, 2011
Volcanic activity may be on the rise
The Chilean Puyehue-Cordon- Caulle volcano was erupting last month and caused numerous flight and travel delays. The volcano is about 550 miles south of Santiago, Chile’s capital. Officials warn that …
Thu., Nov. 11, 2010
Too early to determine fallout from volcanoes
Last week, I talked about the increased volcanic eruptions in Indonesia and Russia. Mount Merapi, located on the central Java Island in Indonesia, began erupting on Oct. 26 and continues …
Thu., Nov. 4, 2010
Recent volcanic activity has scientists thinking
A new series of volcanic eruptions within the last week has many scientists wondering if we’re going toward a new trend of increased volcanic explosions. Indonesia’s Mount Merapi has been …
Tue., Oct. 26, 2010, 10:15 a.m.
Indonesia hit by deadly tsunami, volcanic eruption
A volcanic eruption and a tsunami killed scores of people hundreds of miles apart in Indonesia — spasms from the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” which spawns disasters from deep within …
Wed., April 21, 2010
Flights resume in Europe
LONDON – Europe’s busiest airport reopened Tuesday as air traffic across the continent lurched back to life. But the gridlock created by Iceland’s volcanic ash plume was far from over: …
Wed., April 21, 2010
Ash fallout cancels MacLean concert
Tonight’s scheduled concert at the Bing Crosby Theater by Scottish performer Dougie MacLean has been canceled because of the ongoing fallout from the volcanic eruption in Iceland. With ash from …
Tue., April 20, 2010
Some air travel to resume
LONDON — Europe began allowing limited air traffic to resume, giving hope to millions of travelers stranded around the world when ash from a volcano in Iceland choked the jet …
Mon., April 19, 2010
Planes test gritty skies
LONDON – Their losses deepening, European airlines on Sunday stepped up pressure to reopen the skies by carrying out passenger-free test flights despite the layer of volcanic ash that kept …
Sun., April 18, 2010
Volcano’s pall lingering
LONDON – The miasma of volcanic ash hovering over Europe showed no sign of dissipating Saturday, keeping thousands of forlorn travelers stranded across the continent for a third day and …
Sat., April 17, 2010, 10:02 a.m.
Volcano spews more ash, spawns wider flight chaos
LONDON (AP) — A lingering volcanic ash plume forced extended no-fly restrictions over much of Europe on Saturday, as scientists warned that activity at a volcano in Iceland had increased …
Fri., April 16, 2010, 8:28 a.m.
Some Sea-Tac flights canceled by Iceland volcano
A number of European flights at Sea-Tac Airport have been canceled because of the eruption of a volcano in Iceland.
Fri., April 16, 2010
Ash from Iceland eruption grounds travelers worldwide
LONDON – An enormous ash cloud from a remote Icelandic volcano caused the biggest flight disruption since the 2001 terrorist attacks Thursday as it drifted over northern Europe and stranded …
Thu., April 15, 2010, 1:51 p.m.
Share your Mount St. Helens memories
The 30th anniversary of Mount St. Helens’ eruption is approaching. Share your memories and photos with The Spokesman-Review.
Wed., April 14, 2010, 3:32 p.m.
No national park for Mount St. Helens, yet
If the U.S. Forest Service wants to hang on to the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, a congressional advisory panel made it plain Tuesday that the agency will have …
Tue., Nov. 24, 2009, 12:44 p.m.
Bleak Mount St. Helens provides movie backdrop
With a few cosmetic tweaks, Mount St. Helens provided the right devastation to serve as a backdrop for scenes in John Hillcoat’s film “The Road.”
Mon., May 18, 2009, 12:25 p.m.
New sensors monitor Mount St. Helens
Humans aren’t the only ones pondering Mount St. Helens these days. A new “smart” monitoring machine can not only record second-by-second data on the currently slumbering volcano, it can also …
Mon., March 23, 2009, 8:53 a.m.
Alaska volcano Mount Redoubt erupts 5 times
Alaska’s Mount Redoubt volcano erupted five times overnight, sending an ash plume more than 9 miles into the air in the volcano’s first emissions in nearly 20 years.