Erupting Dogs & Friday’s Riddles!

Original photograph by Dana Stephensso/Getty Image. Digitally altered by Peter Baker.

Original photograph by Dana Stephensso/Getty Image. Digitally altered by Peter Baker.

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.

And here is the unaltered original by Dana Stephensson/Getty Image. Still looking like a dog to me.

And here is the unaltered original by Dana Stephensson/Getty Image. Still looking like a dog to me.

Be sure to take a look at the stunning imagery: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/03/undersea_eruptions_near_tonga.html

CARL

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.

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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

                  T U B E H E B E K O F H D C Q 
                  E K J Y I N H Z E N S A L C V 
                  H O T D E L N I Y V O F S Z V 
                  O K V K E N I T S U G U A H E 
                  T I Y Q O K M W O V L K W U O 
                  C A U T U R B S E O S U C N M 
                  B D A S A B A J A R Q J I I I 
                  I Y J P O H B N A D U I L B P 
                  P M E I A F U E G U I N O I S 
                  L Q L R A C R A D A E U G I A 
                  J O U O D G A C L O D C O P V 
                  Z Y M L C X U D K G G O V Z J 

Identified: 2 x Maars, 2 x Lava Domes, 2 x Somma, 2 x Compound SOLVED

Current Points Table:

61 – Alison

16 – Renato Rio

13 – KarenZ

12 – Kelda

11 – Random Joe

10 – Diana Barnes

 8 – Pyter, Stephanie Alice Halford, Granyia

 7 – Edward

 6 – Talla

 4 – Frances, UKViggen

 3 – inannamoon667, Bobbi

 2 – chryphia, dfm, grimmster, sa’ke

 1 – mdatc, HolgerS

KILGHARRAH

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157 thoughts on “Erupting Dogs & Friday’s Riddles!

  1. The eruptions near Tonga reminds me of the birth of Surtsey in November 1963. Surtsey will have its 50th birthday this year and Volcanocafe should pay much attention to it. At http://www.surtsey.is you notice that the Surtsey 50th Anniversary Conference will be held in Reykjavik from 12 to 15 August.

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