“Scientists using NASA satellite data have found strong evidence that a major earthquake can lead to a nearly immediate increase in regional volcanic activity. The intensity of two ongoing volcanic eruptions on Indonesia’s Java Island increased sharply three days following a powerful, 6.4-magnitude earthquake on the island in May 2006. The increased volcanic activity persisted for about nine days.”
Read article at ScienceDaily.com
TPE Link – Plate Boundaries and Earthquakes; Plate Boundaries and Volcanoes; Volcanic Processes and Landforms; Tools of the Geographer: Aerial Photographs and Remote Sensing
Image: Mount St. Helens in eruption. Aerial view of upper part of volcano.
Eruptive column, ash cloud, ash flows below rim of crater.