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  1. #1 Boris Behncke
    March 18, 2010

    though it’s actually Tristan da Cunha (not Cuhna) :-)

  2. #2 Welsh Chris
    March 18, 2010

    I didn’t know Tristan da Cunha was in the UK!

  3. #3 Henrik
    March 18, 2010

    We’ll never know, but is not utterly inconcievable that Tristan da Cunha and London may have served as the inspirations for Dr Isaac Asimov’s Terminus and Trantor respectively of the “Foundation” series given their geographic and demographic locations – TdC “the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world” and London, the “Heart of the Old Empire”.

    I look forward to the next installment (even if it’s not TdC)!

  4. #4 Boris Behncke
    March 18, 2010

    Yes Chris, it’s in the UK, and when in October 1961 a new flank vent of the volcano erupted just next to the single little village on that remote island, the inhabitants were evacuated … to London! The eruption ended after a few months and guess what, all the inhabitants returned, because London was not really the place to be for them (they were used to living in an extremely isolated and quiet place)

  5. #5 EKoh
    March 18, 2010

    Hey, Tristan da Cunha is ahead! Nice to see the less well-known volcanoes getting some love.

  6. #6 mots
    March 18, 2010

    i voted for Augustine because i’m prejudiced.
    It’s a beautiful volcano and actually very dangerous for
    Cook Inlet. It erupts every couple of years and with the slope of it’s sides it is in danger of sloughing off and causeing a major tsunami too. It’s difficult to get a really good pic of it because of the fog and bad weather
    in the Inlet tho.
    In fact, the more i think about it, Augustine isn’t a very nice volcano at all.
    Can i change my vote??? ;)

    Best!motsfo

  7. #7 Scott
    March 18, 2010

    Augustine is super interesting, but I went with the one I thought affects the most people.

  8. #8 mike don
    March 18, 2010

    I’ve voted for Lascar..an unpredictable, violent volcano that doesn’t see too much publicity. BTW Boris, MOST of the Tristan islanders returned, but a few stayed on in the UK

  9. #9 Bryan Swan
    March 19, 2010

    I was gonna suggest something from my neck of the woods (Washington), but as you’ve already done Hood, I’d vote for either Toba, since Yellowstone really gets all the publicity when it comes to “oh-noes-the-world-is-going-to-end-at-the-hand-of-a-so-called-Supervolcano”…or Tambora, because its not every day that a 4000m+ mountain decapitates itself in such grandiose fashion (plus we get to see what the early formative years of Crater Lake might have been like as a result).

  10. #10 David Newton
    March 19, 2010

    Actually Tristan da Cunha is not in the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom consists of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Even the Isle of Man and Channel Islands are not in the United Kingdom.

    Tristan da Cunha is a British overseas territory, aka colony. It is ultimately ruled from London, but each overseas territory has varying degrees of autonomy. Places like the Falklands, Bermuda and Cayman Islands have a good deal more autonomy than the South Sandwich Islands! The UK is always responsible for defence and the conduct of foreign affairs.

  11. #11 mjkbk
    March 19, 2010

    I find Tristan da Cunha interesting because it may be sitting on a hotspot that’s as old as 120 million years. We don’t hear much about it because it’s all so remote, but I’d like to find out what we DO know.

  12. #12 Birger Johansson
    March 19, 2010

    As a complete outsider to volcano geology, I wonder if any of these volcanoes have developed some coupling between lava tubes and water drainage? I seem to recall that the volcanoes at the Azores are old enough that water erosion has made some of the lava tubes part of the hydrological system near the volcanoes -otherwise, water flow in caves is something you would only expect in karst formations.

    It would be interesting to see if “wet” lava tubes have life forms that are as completely adapted to life underground as some species you find in limestone caves.
    -Since some of the volcanoes on this list are near human populations, one would expect their lava tubes to be well examined.

  13. #13 Barb
    March 19, 2010

    I voted for Lascar for the simple reason that I know the least about it of all the volcanoes on the list and would like to learn more.

    From the comment it sounds like a troublemaker, too.

  14. #14 Diane
    March 19, 2010

    I chose Colima for no better reason than I want to know more about it. Any of them are good.

    There are lava tubes in the US that have ice in them all the time. It never melts. It would be interesting to cover some of those also.

    Does anyone know anything about how Pitcarin formed? Just curious.

  15. #15 Birger Johansson
    March 20, 2010

    #14: According to Wikipedia the Pitcairn Islands were formed by a centre of upwelling magma called the Pitcairn hotspot.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitcairn_hotspot
    There is no mention of chronology, although Pitcairn and Henderson Island must be the youngest, the others have evolved to become atolls. There are also two seamounts, presumably the oldest members of the archipelago.

  16. #16 Boris Behncke
    March 20, 2010

    Eyjafjallajökull has started erupting this night.

    Look for more info in the Eyjafjallajökull thread, and at the Morgunblaðið web site (www-dot-mbl-dot-is)

  17. #17 Stephen Cheslin
    March 24, 2010

    Tristan da Cunha I belive is a good volcano to visit. Also Its near neighbour Nightingale Island where there was an eruption only in 2004. So it gets my vote.

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