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Mystery Volcano Photo #23

We’ll try again with a finding a good Mystery Volcano Photo! The last MVP was Mt. Meru in Tanzania, submitted by Michael Dalton-Smith. Now, I thought this image was going to be a little harder than it turned out to be as the shot of Meru on Wikipedia is a very similar shot, but that…

Mystery Volcano Photo #22

Maybe I should be pleased that in the last Mystery Volcano Photo took a whole five guesses rather than one or two, so I count it as success! The correct guess was made by Dr. Boris Behncke, so that elevates him into a tie for first. Current Standings: The Bobs – 3 Don Crain –…

An explosion at the Santiaguito dome at Santa Maria in Guatemala. Now, we’ve been talking recently about funding volcano monitoring – specifically with the threat that KVERT in Russia will close down after today (June 30). Well, Jessica Ball over at Magma Cum Laude has another worthy volcano observatory that needs your help. The Santiaguito…

Mystery Volcano Photo #21

After last week’s attempt to revive Mystery Volcano Photo – and the discovery (by me, thanks to you readers) of Tin Eye – I’ve had to ponder how to continue. Well, I think the best thing to do is to try using reader images that hopefully aren’t hiding out on the web somewhere. So, that…

It has been a quiet week, volcanically-speaking that is. Maybe they’re all watching the World Cup, but there hasn’t been a lot of new and exciting news to report this week. So, I thought this might be a good time to bring back Mystery Volcano Photo! Now, for those of you just joining us, I…

As a part of my continuing Q&A series, I am pleased to announce that Sally Kuhn Sennert, compiler and author of the weekly Global Volcanism Program Volcanic Activity Reports, is the next up to take your questions. A little bit about Sally: Sally Kuhn Sennert graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University…

Mt. Saint Helens erupting in 1980. As many of you might (or might not) now, we’re heading towards the 30th anniversary of the dramatic eruption of Mt. Saint Helens in Washington state. Now, I could fill a book with the information out there on the volcano and the eruption, but instead, I think it would…