Update, January 11, 2019: Per the AVO: VENIAMINOF VOLCANO (VNUM #312070) 56°11’52” N 159°23’35” W, Summit Elevation 8225 ft (2507 m) Current Volcano Alert Level:
Back in 2014, I took the train to Oregon from the East Coast (and highly recommend long train journeys–it’s a great way to see a
And then people moved in . . . again and again. Featured image: Woody Hibbard, CC BY 2.0
Featured image: The largest volcanoes in the Solar System–Tharsis on June 29, 2014. ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/J. Cowart, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
Update, October 26, 2018: Volcanologist Erik Klemetti has a good blog post up about this volcano. Should we be worried? A resounding no, he says.
On the left, a contemporary view of Vesuvius in 79 AD, as seen in artwork in a Pompeiian villa. They had no idea it was