Eruptions

Post Christmas Update

I’m back from my Christmas Eruptions break … time to play a little catch up!


Popocatepetl in Mexico.

  • Thanks to everyone for voting/commenting for the Volcanic Event of the Year – The Pliny. It sounds like I have my work cut out for me in determining the winner, but there is still time to vote! Leave your choice for the the Pliny here or email me at
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    . Look for my year-end review of volcanic events coming in the next few days.

  • As for the Christmas Day Mystery Volcano Photo, Eruptions reader Don Crain did get it on the first try – they are, in fact, Popocatepetl and Ixtaccihuatl from the summit of the latter. Now, why the Christmas-related clue … well, it is probably a little lame, but Popo did erupt in 2005 on Christmas Day. So, who gets the second point? There were quite a number of creative ideas, but I think it will go to Diane’s “Rudolph”-related response (it seems very fitting for the photo).

    Current MVP Standings:
    The Bobs – 3
    Don Crain – 3
    gijs – 2
    Boris Behncke – 2
    volcanista – 1
    Lockwood – 1
    Elizabeth – 1
    Ralph – 1
    Anne – 1
    Cam – 1
    gg – 1
    Damon Hynes – 1
    Marco – 1
    Doug C. – 1
    Diane – 1

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