As long my master did not show up the last few days, we are all hoping that he is just busy and that everything is OK but the blog urgently needs a new post and so i am taking this duty on my shoulders. Please forgive me, i do not have the same way with words as our leader Carl does.
Summary of the week.:
Erik repots that 3 volcanoes are more active than usual on Eruptions. Three Rumbling Volcanoes: Little Sitkin, Reclus and Tangkubanparahu. Little Sitkin lies in Alaska, Reclus is located in Chile and Tangkubanparahu is to be found in Indonesia.
Jan Mayen saw an earthquake 6,8 which is the largest earthquake ever reported in or Norway. Earthquake report has an article on this event.
Our Icelanders report that a glacial flood started coming out of Vatnajokull near Hamarinn.
Claude Grandpey writes that Kilauea started to deflate since the 27th of August.
Answers to NtL #3.
Answer: Villarica basaltic andesitic lava
Sheepy Dalek Name that lava III Author: Carl, March 23th.
With the third edition of Name that Lava Carl underestimated the tricks many volcanophiles developed. Many here are real masters of a competition now called Google Fu and really deserve a black belt in this art. So the riddle was blown into bits after a very short time and we found out this image was even used in the Wikipedia article on Villarica.
This volcano is a quite active one and the current eruption is still ongoing since 2010. Villarica lies inside a larger caldera and it is located in the south of Chile close to a town and a lake with the same name. A lava lake has formed which left a glow on the web cameras. I am not giving the link to said cameras because they have been unreachable for some weeks.
If you enjoy hiking up an active volcano you can book tours, but then the guides drag you up the mountain in a long line with many other people. So many that this would not be my cup of tea to try. If you have a feeling your life is too boring you could even do a bungee jump from a helicopter into the active volcano. I am not providing this link either because in case you plan to do right that, i am sure, everyones Google Fu abilities are favorable to find out where you can book such a tour. I especially liked the last question…
Quote: “Could I die?
Yes. You could. You’ll be signing a waiver, so we’re cool.”
Relief, i feel so much better dying after a signed a paper than i would without.
Here are a few images all from Wikimedia Commons:
GVP Villarica Summary
Volcanodiscovery on Villarica
John Seach on Villarica
How volcanoes work: Andesitic to ryolitic lava
Basaltic Andesit: Journal of Petrology
The Score was:
1 Heather B
This week Alan sent a riddle to me which is really evil.
Quote Alan: ” There’s no answer to it so you can join in! It’s ‘reasonably’ eviil – well very evil – so perhaps you could preface it with ‘health-warning’!!
It may ‘run’ ’til Sunday for ‘hints’, so if they can be ‘warned’……..”
And for this week’s brain killer we have:
Of ancient origin and of violent birth, into this world I came; all but to end in fire!
With almost my Masters name, I am located near the home of a small dog!
What is my name?
Of what is this rarity composed?
Current ranking: ( last updated 26.8.12)
3 Henri le Revenant