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Gunung Agung, Bali (© Adem D, via tripadviser.de)
A volcano erupting in Indonesia is not something that would normally cause too great a flurry, so what is the hype with Gunung Agung? Naturally, people remember well its last eruption which lasted almost a year, was very explosive and, sadly, claimed ~2000 lives. Additionally, this time after official reports about unrest began, there were Continue Reading
Banda Api southern lava flow seen from Lonthor village. (© Welly W, via tripadviser.com)
The lovely smell might change for a more sulfurous one – at least if recent forecasts of volcanic gas emissions or even an eruption of Banda Api come true… Continue Reading
3D rendered image of Isla Benedicto from Google Earth.
The Revillagigedo Islands were discovered in 1533 by the Spanish conquistador Fernando de Grijalva; named by, and after himself, the Count of Revillagigedo who ordered the islands to be occupied in 1790. They are solitary remote islands, of interest only to military, scientists and adventurers; not much has been written about them over time. They gained some fame when Alexander von Humboldt mused about them in 1811, and in 1905 a ship reported that the islands had disappeared from sight. Continue Reading