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Tag Archives: volcanoes
During a recent visit to San Luis Obispo, California in September, we had the opportunity to view the dramatic Nine Sisters. These nines peak are a dramatic multi-mile chain of volcanic plugs (former volcanoes) that dominate the geography between the … Continue reading
A more generalized variation of this post was originally published back in June on Progressive Blogic. Here is an updated and expanded version which delves into the geological threats facing the Goma-Gisenyi urban area. One of the features about Edinburgh, Scotland … Continue reading
Below is a list of cities that were once or still are buried beneath the ash, rocks, lava, and other debris from a volcanic eruption. As usual, any additions or corrections are most welcome. Armero, Colombia – destroyed in 1985 … Continue reading
Here are two amazing images of today’s eruption of the Villarica Volcano in southern Chile. The immense power of Mother Earth is clearly on display.
Here’s an impressive satellite photograph of the flames from the 32 square mile Holuhraun basaltic lava field (fissure system volcano) in Iceland. Set amid the winter snows and nearby glacier, the lava field presents a stark and dramatic contrast of our … Continue reading
Here’s a marvelous satellite photograph of the awakening volcano on Cape Verde’s Fogo Island from last month. Kudos to NASA for the great pic!
Anyone else notice how weather forecasting (and related types of science)has taken a decisively edgier tone over the years. Hardly a season goes by anymore without some new “scarier” term being used to describe weather-related events. Some were invented (Super … Continue reading