I remember, as a teen, I loved rummaging in my mother’s enormous picture postcard collection – what a treasure! There was a photo in it that I never forgot in my life: An old Orthodox church sitting on a ridge high above a village and, behind the church, the humongous Continue Reading
This is the second of three posts on the East Hokkaido Caldera Field. This post is centered on the Kutcharo (Kussaro or Kuttyaro) volcanic complex.
Seeing that SERNAGEOMIN recently has included the Reclus volcano into group III of the assessment of their volcanoes, according to hazards they may pose to the population, I had another go at finding out more about it. Continue Reading
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The Toya – Usu post led me to the interesting volcanic history of Hokkaido, Japan. Found a multiple caldera complex in eastern Hokkaido with three calderas in close proximity to one another. Will write about these for the next few posts.
As so often, and generally without intention, I have hit upon yet another volcano that has all the trimmings of a beast but seems not really to be recognised as such. Up to a few years ago there have been very few studies to find out about the seismological and structural properties of the volcano. Volcán Ceboruco is considered among the five volcanoes with the highest risk in Mexico, and the second most active after Colima volcano in the western Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. Yet, scientists had to point out, in a 2016 study, “that every effort should be made to monitor its seismic activity”. Continue Reading
I have started work on this post long before the latest unacceptable political developments, so, it is pure coincidence that it’s getting published just now. In the region around Nemrut Dağı live Kurdish, Turkish and Armenian people. I wish peace for them all – and hopefully, my post will inspire interest in this wonderful part of the world.
Nemrut Dağı* volcano has so many interesting features within and outside its caldera that it would probably take a several-week-long holiday do visit and explore them all. It has produced many colourful layers in ignimbrites during its various, mainly Plinian eruptions, as well as lava domes and obsidian flows, open fissures, steam chimneys, lava caves, what have you. I think this will become my favourite volcano! Continue Reading