Volcano Coropuna is Peru’s largest and highest volcano and is part of the Cordillera de Ampato. 6/2015. (© Huaylas te Invita, via Wikimedia). The view is – my educated guess – from the SW via Laguna Pallarcocha in the foreground.
At the end of last year Peruvian volcanologists had made an announcement that installing a permanent monitoring system to this high-risk volcano was finished… wait, high risk?… I never knew that Nevado Coropuna was that dangerous, more reason to get acquainted with this volcano. Please meet my newest friend: Continue Reading
Rincón de la Vieja Active Crater. The walls expose thick sequences of oxidized and hydrothermally altered pyroclastic deposits and light-colored lava flows. (© Bernhard Edmaier, via “Bilder von der Erde” [Images of the Earth])
Rincón de la Vieja is one of those volcanoes that don’t make headlines with fiery lava streams and end-of-world scenarios. Presently, the biggest news from it are about yet another phreatic explosion, and the most exciting photos show a pale steam plume fading away, at best with a bit of ash mixed in. Moreover, the videos of ensuing lahars we have recently seen show Continue Reading