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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…

A bit of news for your last Monday in September: Pumice deposits from the ~13,000 year old Laacher See eruption. Image by Erik Klemetti, taken in August 2007. More press for Dr. Joyce and his campaign to make the people of Australia terrified that volcanoes will destroy them. He warns of “new volcanoes” springing up…

The Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, Australia. Nothing makes me shudder like any article titled “Blankety-blank volcano is overdue”. Typically the article that follows is full of nothing but vapid speculation and media fear-mongering. So, it wasn’t too surprising that an article titled “Volcano eruption ‘overdue’” in the Brisbane Times (amongst many other sites)…