Jackie Caplan-Auerbach

Just a few weeks ago, a submarine volcano identifiable by two small uninhabitable islands in the Kingdom of Tonga began to erupt. Its outburst initially seemed innocuous, with ashen plumes and moderate explosions that few people living outside the archipelago noticed.

But in the past 24…

Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, a seismologist at Western Washington University, explained it this way in a series of Twitter posts:

“Location algorithms can sometimes yield an incorrect location, though. This is because they are somewhat tuned to what they expect to record. For example, a…

Last December, a gloopy ooze of lava began extruding out of the summit of La Soufrière, a volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. The effusion was slow at first; no one was threatened. Then in late March and early April, the volcano began to emit seismic waves associated with swiftly…

Perhaps monitoring from space will become the best way to see future phreatic eruptions coming. But so far, no successful long-term forecast of a phreatic eruption has taken place. “Phreatic eruptions are terrifying,” said …

“It’s a nice example of how we make use of the data the planet provides for us,” said Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, a seismologist and volcanologist at Western Washington University not involved with the…

“It’s a nice example of how we make use of the data the planet provides for us,” said Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, a seismologist and volcanologist at Western Washington University not involved with the…

Still, the preliminary research does provide some tantalizing clues to help scientists better understand the current and potential future hazards in this region.

“This lays a really nice story for future investigation,” says 

Still, the preliminary research does provide some tantalizing clues to help scientists better understand the current and potential future hazards in this region.

“This lays a really nice story for future investigation,” says 

Jackie Caplan-Auerbach is a geophysics professor at Western Washington University. Dr. Josef Dufek is a professor at the University of Oregon, teaching volcanology in the Department of Earth Sciences. Dr. Steve Malone is a research professor emeritus in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences…

The most likely cause of the recent swarm is a subterranean movement of magmatic fluids within the volcano, although Neal added the earthquakes could also be caused by gas or fluid escaping from Loihi.

Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, a Western Washington University professor who has studied…

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