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There have been a number of articles floating around the popular press for the last week that I thought I would touch on briefly … always fun to decipher the real news from the hype. Active fumaroles on Datun Mountain in Taipei. An article out of the Taipei Times suggests that the city of Taipei…

Monday Musings

First day of class! As you might imagine, I’m a little scattered (well, with classes and the fact that we bought a house over the weekend. You know, just that). The Tavurvur Crater at Rabaul erupting in 1994. News! The Examiner.com (SF) has a slideshow and brief article on the current excavations of ruins buried…

Monday Mulligans

I won’t try to recap all the news from last week, but I did notice a few articles from this weekend worth noting: The Big Obsidian Flow at Newberry Volcano. This rhyolite lava flow erupted at ~1,300 years ago. Geologists in Greece are keeping an eye on a submarine volcano called Columbus. Apparently a number…

The Decade Volcanoes

Ulawun Volcano, Papau New Guinea, one of the “Decade Volcanoes” There was some discussion earlier about the so-called “Decade Volcanoes”, so I thought I’d elaborate a bit on them (doubly so in light of certain other lists.) These volcanoes are defined by IAVCEI – the International Association of Volcanology and the Chemistry of the Earth’s…

Back in a former life, I was really into radio and music. Such an existence calls for many lists of rankings: “Best albums of 2004″, “All time greatest soul singers”, “Worst album covers of the 1980s”. And, although I love a list as much as the next person, I tend to find lists appalling. Why?…

Waiting game at Chaiten

So, August rolls in and who would have thought in early May we’d still be talking about the Chaiten eruption with such intensity. Jorge Munoz of the SERNAGEOMIN is wondering whether the current eruptive activity and seismicity at Chaiten is a precursor to the end of the “first cycle” (as he calls it) of activity…