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Eruptions is moving!

Big news from Eruptions (and me.) Eruptions has always been an evolving space – it started as a little side project on WordPress that has grown over the last two-and-a-half years into a community of volcano enthusiasts. The blog has drawn over 2.5 million views and 1.5 million visits since I started it in May…

The Doctor fights off a magma creature in Pompeii. Now, most of the time I talk about why I started this blog, I talk about the eruption of Chaiten in Chile as the catalyst. However, if you look back at my archives, you’ll see that one of my first posts was on the Doctor Who…

Summer Open Thread (#2)

Alaska’s Augustine erupting. Big volcano news while I’m off in the woods? Post it here!

Summer Schedule Part 2

Well, the summer is rapidly coming to an end – classes start here at Denison on August 30. So, we are trying to squeeze what we can out of the season and to that end, I’ll be on one of these things called “vacations” for the next couple weeks. (Oh yeah, and I will be…

Mystery Volcano Photo #27

Quiet weekend on the whole, volcano-wise, beyond the articles about the latest eruption at Karangetang. So, we’ll start this week with a new Mystery Volcano Photo. The last MVP was Tarawera in a shot I took from a road on the back side of the volcano, so that leaves the current standings looking like this:…

Eyjafjallajökull erupting in the spring of 2010. I have a request for all of you Eruptions readers! In a few weeks I will be giving a talk here at Denison on the Eyjafjallajökull eruption and especially the aspects of how the eruption unfolded on the web. I think the shared experience of the seismicity, fissure…

Back from the field

I’m officially out of the mountains in the Mineral King area – the field work went great, we collected some fabulous Triassic-Jurassic rhyolites from a pendant in the Sierra Nevada Batholith (and also enjoyed blueberry-sized hail and an unfortunate hike through a thorny thicket). I’ll have more to say later, but now I’ll be diving…

Mystery Volcano Photo #24

MVP 23 revealed … and 24 introduced! Mystery Volcano Photo #23 was, in fact, Middle Sister volcano in Oregon, part of the picturesque Three Sisters near Bend. Middle Sister is a partially eroded (by glaciers) composite volcano with a mix basaltic andesite to andesite lava flows and tephra deposits. Depending on who you speak with,…

July Break Open Thread

New eruption? New volcano research announced? New media attention put on all things volcanic? Post it here and feel free to discuss … I’ll be back July 20.

Thanks for all the words/advice about Pepsigeddon here at SB. If you missed it, the powers that be have officially pulled the plug on the PepsiBlog. However, this crisis (as much as blogging can be a crisis) has reinforced a lot of long-standing problems with the management here at SB, so not to sound like…