It’s wonderful (from a distance) to follow the ongoing eruption at Kilauea via the Web. Twitter is especially helpful. I’ve been wondering what the reawakening and eruption of Mount St. Helens would have been like on Twitter.
Featured image: MONUSCO Photos/Abel Kavangh. CC BY-SA 2.0.
Have you ever wondered how volcanologists can tel what’s going on inside an apparently quiet volcano?
We don’t usually think of Antarctica as “fire and ice” country, but it has many volcanoes, including Mount Erebus, which erupts frequently and hosts a lava lake.
Y1K really came in with a bang for those living around the Sea of Japan, thanks to a VEI 7 eruption at a volcano sitting on the border between modern-day China and North Korea.
You need this background to the recent news that, at Havre Seamount near New Zealand, scientists have found the largest deep-water silicic eruption in history. Some cool videos of eruptions are included, too.