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Mt Mayon is a beautiful volcano. The only work I’ve done on it was some years ago during my PhD, when I was doing a little analysis on volcano profiles. I was struck by its incredible symmetry. So I can … Continue reading
Following the little spike of activity back in August, Tongariro in New Zealand reactivated today with a 5 minute explosive eruption jetting up a small plume and generating some very limited pyroclastic flows. With it being a daytime eruption, and … Continue reading
Sorry, I can’t resist a pun. Kimberlite pipes are – geologically and economically – hugely important things. These weird features appear on maps as simple circular(ish) structures, perhaps up to a few hundred meters across. They are the vent which … Continue reading
UPDATED 16:40 Earthquake-report.com have got their webcam up and running (be patient - it’s a little flaky at the moment). The eruption at El Hierro has (as of Saturday) become at least partially subaerial. For the non-scientists amongst you that … Continue reading