Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | April 13, 2007

NASA Data Show Earthquakes May Quickly Boost Regional Volcanoes

“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.
Courtesy USGS

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