Foremost we are a community, united by our common interest of volcanoes. Lately we have had a lot of puppies and dogs happening. There is even a Lurking dog running around out there. In other communities it would have been a conflagration, or an abundance of puppies. Naturaly we have had an Eruption of Puppies. In 2009 an undersea eruption took place outside the coast of Nuku’Alofa, about 10kilometers from the main Island of Tongatapu (Tonga). Among the spectacular photos that was taken from the event someone thought one of the pictures looked like a dog blasting out of the water, a bit of photoshopping later and we had a volcanic dog. So, as a special for our furry friends we dedicate this fridays volcanobar to them.
Be sure to take a look at the stunning imagery: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/03/undersea_eruptions_near_tonga.html
NtV RIDDLE (8)
3 points each for Nos 1 to 7 … enjoy … and have a great weekend!
No 1 – Where lakes of the old, the young and the cursed have been the source of minor phreatic eruptions. SOLVED Kelimuto
No 2 – Name the ice filled caldera in the distance. SOLVED Hofsjokull
Many thanks to Irpsit for use of the photo.
No 3 – What Napoleon liked to do for extra marital entertainment. SOLVED Mount Josephine
No 4 – Coral and fish filled waters that have lent their name to an unearthly expanse of liquid hydrocarbons. SOLVED Jingpo
No 5 – Virgin 57311 … but he’d rather it was pink and a car! SOLVED Mount Parker
No 6 – Roughly translated, it was first referred to by the pre Columbian era indigenous people as “the earth that touches the sky”. SOLVED Pico de Orizaba
No 7 – Was there a shark on the manifest when it arrived here … maybe! (Biblical anagram) SOLVED Mount Ararat and anagram of ‘a shark on’ is Noah’s Ark!
No 8 – VolcanoSearch (5 or more letters) … there are 2 each of the following types of volcanoes hidden in the square … Somma, Strato, Shield, Complex, Compound, Submarine, Lava Dome and Maar … 3 points for each pair … no DINGS for a single volcano!
Source: SI/USGS Global Volcanism Program
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Identified: 2 x Maars, 2 x Lava Domes, 2 x Somma, 2 x Compound SOLVED
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