Oldonyo L'engai

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The flu has retreated and I’m getting back on track. Huzzah! I’ll get back to the blog by posting this week’s new USGS / Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program Weekly Volcano Report. Looks like some interesting stuff in it … Looks like there were some small eruptions from Oldoinyo Lengai in Tanzania. The volcano is…

Eruptions break open thread

Post any new volcano news you find here! I’ll be back on June 15. Ol Doinyo Lengai in Tanzania. Image courtesy of Peter Elliston, taken in 2006.

Waiting for disaster

Oldonyo L’engai, Tanzania As with most disasters, the best way to prevent a Katrina-like catastrophe is preparedness. The best successes in volcanic mitigation have been in places where the combination of monitoring, communications and practice fit together like so many legos in a set, allowing for a calm and orderly evacuation when the eruption, or…

When people think about volcanic mitigation, a lot of time is spent worrying about monitoring and science. There is nothing wrong with this as we need to know what the volcano has done in the past and what it is doing now to predict its future activity. However, a very important piece of the mitigation…