Volcanic Unrest in Europe and Latin America
Start: October 1, 2011
Duration: 48 months
University of Bristol (UK)
University of Leeds (UK)
Geophysical Institute (Ecuador)
Seismic Research Unit (Trinidad and Tobago)
The VUELCO project consortium has come together for a multi-disciplinary attack on the origin, nature and significance of volcanic unrest from the scientific contributions generated by collaboration of ten partners in Europe and Latin America. Dissecting the science of monitoring data from unrest periods at six type volcanoes in Italy, Spain, the West Indies, Mexico and Ecuador the consortium will create global strategies for 1) enhanced monitoring capacity and value, 2) mechanistic data interpretation and 3) identification of reliable eruption precursors; all from the geophysical, geochemical and geodetic fingerprints of unrest episodes.
Bárdarbunga Volcano Erupts
(Photo credit: GVP)
Icelandic stratovolcano Bárdarbunga has been active during the month of August with seismic activity and lava eruptions from a fissure.
The GVP database provides information on the latest activity as well as eruptive history of the volcano.