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Quick update for 2/23/2010

Posts might be a little sparse for the next few days – I’m recovering from a rather nasty bout with a flu-type thing, so I’m fallen behind in pretty much everything. I’ll try to get back up to speed here in a few days, but if you run across any fascinating volcano news, feel free…

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…

Haitian Earthquake Relief

Sometimes it is easy to feel overwhelmed by a disaster like the earthquake in Haiti – I mean, how much can someone sitting in their office thousands of miles away do? It isn’t really feasible for most people to pull up stakes and go to give first-hand assistance during the recovery – but you feel…

2009: The Volcanic Year in Review

Here it is, my attempt to recap a year’s worth of volcanic events. By no means is this supposed to capture every event, but rather the highlight/lowlights and what most captivated me during 2009. I’ll be announcing the winner of the 2009 Pliny for Volcanic Event of the Year tomorrow. Waimangu Geothermal Valley in New…

Quick note about emails

I’ve gotten a lot of emails over the last few weeks and have done a terrible job at replying. No fear – I will get to them, most likely this week or next. Feel free to send me questions/comments/stories whenever you find them – !

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 –…

Its already Friday! News! Print of the Temple of Jupiter at Pompeii with a steaming Vesuvius in the background. You can now wander down the streets of ancient Pompeii from the comfort of your own home or office. Google Streetview now cover the streets of the city wiped out by the 79 A.D. eruption of…