“At times, the path is well-marked, but it crosses and intersects with many more that lead nowhere…” 2007 (© Jorge Alonso, via viajeros4x4.com). Approaching Volcán Lastarria from the NW.
GVP said in 2007: “The rarely visited Lastarria has not erupted in historical time, but has displayed strong fumarolic activity for at least 67 years. This is the first Bulletin report ever issued on this volcano; it presents new images of the steaming edifice…”
Not that the volcano wasn’t known as such – persistent fumarolic activity has been reported from the northwestern flanks since the earliest records were made. However, even the most recent eruptions appear to have predated the Spanish colonists: no records of large or small eruptions have ever been found. Yet, in 1900, Dr. L. Darapsky said “Lastarria volcano… is the only one in the district which shows signs of volcanic activity, Continue Reading
Nisyros: Caldera view from above Nikia village.
So far, when I wrote about volcanoes around the world, I could only dream of ever visiting them. Researching for my first Nisyros post, though, it occurred to me that the idea of a short holiday there was not entirely out-of-bounds. It didn’t take long and I had convinced daughter & granddaughter to come with me. We travelled to Nisyros in October, and, what can I say – it was a wonderful, if too short a holiday! Here are some impressions, thoughts and photos from our visit. Continue Reading
Nisyros, view into the caldera with Stefanos Crater. (© stupiduglyfool, via mapcarta.com)
How many of the millions of sunshine-hungry European travellers to Greece would have known that there is the attraction of a fuming active volcano in their favorite holiday destination? And I am not talking famous Santorini here, but a little island with only a few hundred residents in the far south-east of the country, near the Turkish main land. Continue Reading
Copahue on 17 April, 2016 (© Valentina Sepulveda @valecaviahue, via Twitter – ¡Gracias, Valentina!)
Screenshots from the video: “Volcan Copahue 2016” by Nicolás Sieburger: “Nightly climb to our beautiful
volcano, the video was filmed inside the crater, 10 meters from the pyroclastic cone.”
Copahue can drive you mad with its caprices, at least if you live near enough. First it makes everyone jump, scientists and population alike, even causing a red alert put in place, then it goes on for years steaming innocuously or Continue Reading