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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…

Anniversaries times two

Chaiten in Chile erupting on May 5, 2008, four days after the volcano came back to life after ~9,000 years of dormancy. Quick post … but until I was reminded by Eruptions reader Guillermo, I had forgotten two important anniversaries. First, today (May 1) marks the 2nd anniversary of the start of the Chaiten eruption…

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…

Quick note about emails

I just wanted to leave a quick note – I’ve been getting quite a bit of email, as you might imagine, so I’ve gotten a little behind in responding. So, please don’t take it personally if you haven’t heard back from me. I’ll try to get through the backlog, but with the increased volume combined…

Thanks a million!

A brief, non-volcano-related note, but sometime between 12:30 and 1 PM EDT today, Eruptions will pass 1,000,000 page views since joining ScienceBlogs in March of 2009. I wanted to thank everyone who has made the blog such a fun thing to do and who pick up on reporting the events when I’m swamped. You’ve made…

As many Eruptions readers read, the headlines produced by MSNBC for their coverage of the recent Chilean earthquake raised my ire. To me, it represented the sensationalism of the events – but as with all things media-related, there is a lot of opinions on the matter. We were lucky to have Alan Boyle, science editor…

Keep the volcano images coming

Fernandina in the Galapagos erupting in April 2009. Photo by Harald Schmidt First off, I wanted to thank everyone who has submitted volcanoes images so far. They are an remarkable collection (see examples above and below) that I will start using with the articles as they fit. Thank you for sharing these images and your…

If you haven’t noticed, I like to use pictures of volcanoes on this here blog. Sometimes I use pictures I’ve taken, but I know that many of you have pictures that would put mine to shame. So, I’d like to ask you, Eruptions readers, if you would send me pictures of volcanoes – erupting or…

Just a gentle, loving reminder that if you like what you see on Eruptions, why not recommend these articles on your website of choice: Digg, Technorati, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Slashdot, Twitter, whatever. You can also follow Eruptions via Facebook. Click on the link for “Networked Blogs” in the bottom left cover of this page. Hope you…

Eruptions turns 1!

Happy Birthday, Eruptions! Well, this definitely snuck up on me, but today marks the one-year anniversary for Eruptions! On May 1, 2008, I started this little blog and if anyone told me that a year later I’d be paid for the gig and getting 50,000 views a month, I would have called them nuts. So,…