An effusive eruption began on La Soufriere volcano on St Vincent (St Vincent and the Grenadines) island in the eastern Caribbean Sea in Dec. Note that this is currently an ongoing dome building eruption.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
It’s always good to have a spare volcano in your desert – for scenery, for tourists, for sulfur, for energy, whatever – as long as it doesn’t erupt. There are far more volcanoes in the world which have not erupted in the last 10 000 years than those considered presently active. With most of them we will never know whether they are truly extinct or just keep their heads down. And then there are those Continue Reading