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Spring Break Open Thread

Big volcano news while I’m away in Death Valley? Post it here – or just discuss all the volcanic bits that you run across … Moonrise over Ubehebe Crater, California.

As many Eruptions readers read, the headlines produced by MSNBC for their coverage of the recent Chilean earthquake raised my ire. To me, it represented the sensationalism of the events – but as with all things media-related, there is a lot of opinions on the matter. We were lucky to have Alan Boyle, science editor…

Help me find a video!

This is a request more related to my teaching, but I thought I’d ask here. I’m trying to find copies of the UNESCO videos “Understanding Volcanic Hazards” and “Reducing Volcanic Risk”. They were made by the Kraffts to help educate people on volcanic hazards, especially in developing countries. I’ve seen them both and they are…

Eruptions Mailbag Call

I’ve been seeing a lot of questions popping up in the comments – and for me, I find it difficult to answer them in the confines of post comments. Many of them are quite good and would probably be of interest to lots of Eruptions readers, so I thought maybe it is time for another…

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!…

Christmas Day Mystery Volcano Photo

Here is your Christmas Day MVP … points for identifying both of the volcanoes in the photo and why is this a good Christmas Day shot. Current MVP Standings: The Bobs – 3 Don Crain – 2 gijs – 2 Boris Behncke – 2 volcanista – 1 Lockwood – 1 Elizabeth – 1 Ralph –…

Chaiten in Chile erupting in May 2008 – likely the Volcanic Event of 2008. 2009 is almost over and it has been quite a busy year, volcanically speaking. This is not to say that is was anomalously volcanic – more that many of the volcanic events captured the media’s attention. I’ll be putting together a…

Eruptions Holiday Break

Hard to believe that the 2009 holidays are upon us and 2010 is around the corner. Eruptions will be going on a short break until the 28th of December – you likjley won’t see any new posts here until then unless something big happens. However, there will be a special Christmas-themed MVP coming out on…

Mystery Volcano Photo #18

First snow of the season here in Granville. Huzzah! And another reader-submitted photo for MVP. The last was submitted by VolcanoMan and was of the Ecuadorian volcano Chimborazo – the Bobs got yet another photo! The current standings: The Bobs – 3 Don Crain – 2 gijs – 2 Boris Behncke – 2 volcanista –…

Mystery Volcano Photo #17

Thank you to all the Eruptions readers who have submitted photos for the Mystery Volcano Photo column! I’ll start using them, well, now, so keep them coming. Remember, you can’t guess on your own photo! Current Standings: Don Crain – 2 gijs – 2 The Bobs – 2 Boris Behncke – 2 volcanista – 1…