Monday Musings: Gaua evacuations, more activity at Soufriere Hills and the destructive force of Toba revisited

Back to work after Thanksgiving Break ... lets clean up a few news items I missed trying to figure out the non-eruption of Karkar.


Undated photo of the summit area of Gaua, Vanuatu.

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Toba article citation:

Environmental impact of the 73 ka Toba super-eruption in South Asia. Martin A.J. Williams, Stanley H. Ambrose, Sander van der Kaars, 1, Carsten Ruehlemann, Umesh Chattopadhyaya, Jagannath Pale and Parth R. Chauhan. December 2009 Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 284(3-4}:295-314

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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00310182

This is just a question for Erik. Did you get the pics I sent you and if not, the email eating machine is at it again. If you did get them. let me know what you think. It is a real volcano and if you want to know where it is, I will email you with what detail I know about it.

I'm still learning from you, but I'm trying to achieve my goals. I certainly love reading all that is written on your blog.Keep the information coming. I enjoyed it