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.
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.
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
Papandayan is the volcano you can actually see on satellite images (e.g. Google Earth) even from a view point 800 km above ground – it is the white patch of a collapse scar that stands out in stark contrast from the dark green forest. The volcano sits at the southern end of the Kendang-Papandayan mountain range.
G. Papandayan is generally said to be 2665 m high but there seems to be some confusion as to location and actual height Continue Reading