The email eating machine

Just a note to all my readers: I’ve discovered today that Gmail has been eating (sending to the Spam folder) a significant amount of emails I’ve received to eruptionsblog This includes some of the questions submitted to Dr. Behncke (and other emails I’m sure) and comments pending on the blog. Sorry about the inconvenience, especially if I haven’t replied to your email. I’ll try to catch up over the weekend.


  1. #1 mike don
    November 13, 2009

    email eating machine? Why does that make me think ‘Pac-Man’? :o)

  2. #2 Erik Klemetti
    November 13, 2009

    Thats the idea!

  3. #3 Chance Metz
    November 13, 2009

    technoloy can be our enemy and our friend. More often the frist thing though.

  4. #4 Manuel Humeres
    November 13, 2009

    i’m sorry… this is another topic
    Villarrica volcano is eruptin right now
    im from chile and i live in concepcion
    but my parents live in villarrica
    and there is no information news
    so i want to be the first telling you ;D

  5. #5 Erik Klemetti
    November 13, 2009

    Manuel — keep us posted on whats going on at Villarrica. I tried to find news about it and all I ran across was an article from 11/12 (Thursday) saying Chilean officials were confident that there wasn’t going to be more activity at Villarrica :

    I’ll keep my eyes pealed over the weekend!

  6. #6 Chance Metz
    November 13, 2009

    seems the volcano had the last laugh.

  7. #7 Manuel Humeres
    November 13, 2009

    I was looking for some information and there is nothing on the internet! :/ I also searched in chileand news and ifound nothing. The worst thing is tht just some people knows that the volcano is erupting.
    I just know its flowing some lava to coñaripe direction.
    It’s a really peaceful eruption.
    I cant understand how the hometown doesnt inform about it, because theres a lot of snow and lahares can be ´produced.

    Anything i know i will tell you.

    ps: im sorry for my english.
    I study geology (freshman college), so i know a little bit.

  8. #8 Manuel Humeres
    November 13, 2009

    well, I want official information :/
    so ill be looking for 😀

  9. #9 Chance Metz
    November 13, 2009

    So it is just lava flows right now? That has to be a pretty sight to see.

  10. #10 Manuel Humeres
    November 13, 2009

    Until know I know It’s just lava, and a little plume, but Its cloudy and night know so People can’t see anything.
    I don´t know, I was talking with friends that live ther and Nobody knows!!
    I want official information :/

  11. #11 Chance Metz
    November 13, 2009

    Yeah all I see on the webcam is clouds. If the clouds would clear I beet you would see a bright glow. Of course it would erupt at night and when it is cloudy.

  12. #12 Manuel Humeres
    November 14, 2009
    The news says that there’s no rise of activity, but residents says there is. I dont know what to belive. :S
    Perhaps it was just a casual event.
    Something relative normal in Villarrica volcano.
    I will inform everything i know

  13. #13 Manuel Humeres
    November 14, 2009
    I can see the crater, and i apreciatte no activity.
    News says it was a False roumor.

    Really bad joke ¬¬.
    Well all my excuses.

  14. #14 Diane
    November 14, 2009

    It is good to hear there isn’t anything going on with Villarrica. At least not right now.

    I have a good one for all of you. Over in Nevada in the Silver Peak area there are several cinder cones. One time a guy that my DH knew when he worked over there found a large tire from a big bull dozer. He decided to get it on top of one of the cones and how he did that is a mystery, but he did it. Once it was in the cone, he set it on fire. He got back to town before anybody could prove anything and when the smoke was seen, it really hit the fan. I mean there was quite a stir. There were helicopters and cop cars and whatever else all over that place. They were not too happy to find it was only a tire on fire. Of course, they wouldn’t have been happy if it had been an eruption, either. ;-D

  15. #15 Samantha Glidewell
    January 12, 2010

    Hi, I know absolutely nothing about volcanoes, but i ihave been given a school assignment. I have chosen to write my report on Villarrica in Chile. If you know any helpful sites or info, please let me know. Thanks!

  16. #16 craig
    June 17, 2010


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