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Screen capture of the MSNBC website on February 27, 2010 at ~5:30 PM eastern time. Most of you have probably already heard about the magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck today off the coast of Chile. This becomes one of the most powerful earthquakes on record and so far, the death toll has been relatively low…

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…

Gambling on a volcano

Gambling and volcanoes go hand-in-hand? Somehow I didn’t pick up on this, but people are gambling on volcanoes now? I mean, I suppose if they bet on the coin toss at the Super Bowl, people will bet on anything. Now, I’m not one to judge the taste in any of this, but here are the…

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…

Satellite image of the island of Tenerife with the main vent of the volcano (El Teide) in the central part of the island. I will be out of town for the next few days, so I thought I’d leave this thread for breaking volcano news that any of you Eruptions readers notice. However, I couldn’t…