Eruptions

Mystery Volcano Photo #14

Well, now that Lockwood got #13 on the first try, I will have to reach back into my vault to attempt to find a stumper …

Current Standings:
Don Crain – 2
gijs – 2
volcanista – 1
Lockwood – 1
Elizabeth – 1
Ralph – 1
Anne – 1
Cam – 1
gg – 1
The Bobs – 1
Boris Behncke – 1

Good luck.

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Comments

  1. #1 damon scott hynes
    November 16, 2009

    Vesuvio?

  2. #2 Erik Klemetti
    November 16, 2009

    Ha ha ha … wow folks, you’re running this feature out of business.

    Congrats Damon, it is indeed Vesuvius.

    Current Standings
    Don Crain – 2
    gijs – 2
    volcanista – 1
    Lockwood – 1
    Elizabeth – 1
    Ralph – 1
    Anne – 1
    Cam – 1
    gg – 1
    The Bobs – 1
    Boris Behncke – 1
    Damon Hynes – 1

  3. #3 Andrea Di Piazza
    November 16, 2009

    Anak Krakatau?!

  4. #4 Don Crain
    November 16, 2009

    Blast! I need to check the site more often. :-)

  5. #5 Boris Behncke
    November 16, 2009

    I think this is a photograph of Vesuvius sometime during the late 19th or early 20th century (prior to the 1906 eruption in any case) …

  6. #6 VolcanoMan
    November 17, 2009

    Tavurvur crater at Rabaul?

  7. #7 EKoh
    November 17, 2009

    Don’t open a casino Erik!

    I think that going for old photos is not going to work, as there are only a limited number of better known volcanoes that would have been photographed, e.g Vesuvius, Paricutin, Etna etc.

  8. #8 lamoll
    November 17, 2009

    Perhaps it’s Mexico’s Partucin (sp?) — the cinder cone that rose in the corn(?) field?

  9. #9 Chance Metz
    November 17, 2009

    Anyone notice the 2nd post?

  10. #10 Passerby
    November 17, 2009

    Off-topic. Galeras in Columbia is active. There’s a SO2 signal, despite comments to the contrary, over at The Volcanism blog at wordpress.
    SO2 signature detect report
    http://sacs.aeronomie.be/alert/?alert=20091117_183001_001
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galeras_Volcano (map match)
    http://volcanism.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/galeras-update-17-november-2009/

    The system doesn’t appear to be sealed. Hopefully, the new bulletin to be released today includes a mention of SO2 leakage, for accuracy sake.

  11. #11 Debby
    November 17, 2009

    Surtsi.

  12. #12 Neil H.
    November 18, 2009

    Going by the quality of the photograph – which I would say is from the late nineteenth or early twentieth century – my guess would be Mount Etna.

    A word to Boris Behncke: always enjoyed your Italy Volcanoes site and I miss it. I still remember that video clip taken by some British chap of the 2001 paroxysmal eruption of the SE Crater on Etna: amazing!

  13. #13 Cedric Piccinini
    December 16, 2010

    You are a very clever person!