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A powerful eruption took place at Alaska’s Bogoslof volcano on May 28, 2017. It was the second powerful eruption after more than months of relative calm. Aviation Color Code was raised to Red.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported a powerful explosive eruption started at Bogoslof volcano at 22:16 UTC on May 28 and lasted about 50 minutes. “Satellite images and pilot reports indicate that the cloud reached at least 10.7 km (35 000 feet), and possibly as high as 13.7 km (45 000 feet) above sea level.”
“An observer on Unalaska Island reported seeing a large white-gray mushroom cloud form over Bogoslof, with ash fall out to the west. Winds in the area are currently to the northwest,” AVO added.
H/t reader squodgy:
“A couple more like this and the trigger is pulled for the downturn.
Already Iceland is repotting clusters of seismic unrest at three volcanoes, and Southern Chile has more.”
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In Jack London’s famous short story, “To Build A Fire,” a man freezes to death because he underestimates the cold in America’s far north and cannot build a proper fire. The unnamed man—a chechaquo, what Alaska natives call newcomers—is accompanied by a wolf-dog that knows the danger of the cold and is wholly indifferent to the fate of the man. “This man did not know cold. Possibly, all the generations of his ancestry had been ignorant of cold, of real cold, of cold 107 degrees below freezing point. But the dog knew; all its ancestry knew, and it had inherited the knowledge.”
I know that they’ve found an oil field in Alaska (many years ago) that would provide the U.S. easily with enough oil for the next 200 years!!!
A small company just announced that it has made a “world-class” oil discovery in Alaska, which could be the largest find in the state in years.
Caelus Energy LLC, a small company backed by private equity, says that it has discovered oil on Alaska’s northern coast. The field could hold as much as 6 billion barrels of oil, with about 1.8 to 2.4 billion barrels considered to be recoverable. If that is the case, the discovery would instantly raise Alaska’s statewide recoverable oil reserve base by about 80 percent.
But producing the oil will not be easy. Drilling must take place in the winter. To drill the field, the tentative plan would be to build manmade islands to drill through. Oil produced in the shallow water of Smith Bay will need to be moved somehow. Caelus will have to build an $800 million pipeline that travels 125 miles, connecting to an existing pipeline system in Prudhoe Bay.