During the last few days Mount Sinabung has continued having medium sized pyroclastic flows. During that time the number of pyroclastic flows has been high with a period two days ago with one every 3.5 minutes. As such it is in a way reminding me of Sakurajima or Stromboli from a perspective of productivity.
Yesterday the explosivity started to increase as the pyroclastics more and more where accompanied by blasts of ash. This most likely means that slowly the composition of the magma is changing to a more gas rich composition. Steaming has also increased from the crater.
A few of the pyroclastic flows has reached the 7 kilometer boundary of the evacuation zone, but since they have followed the same path down the mountain no new fatalities have been recorded. No new official information has been released, but as soon as something comes there will be an update.
Volcano of the Month
It has been suggested that we should have a Volcano of the Month here at Volcanocafé. So, at the end of the month there will be a poll on which active volcano deserves that title, and the Friday after we will have a special Friday post on the winning volcano.
Last week it took a bit of time before people caught on to the changes. So, remember that one of the riddles is about a volcanologist and one is about a volcanological term. The other three are about volcanoes. As usual two points will be awarded before I append clues, and one point will be awarded afterwards. If I find it necessary I will append bonus-points.
- Disputed motorcycle + image. Clue: Concentrate on the name of the airplane. – Tiger Island or Isla el Tigre (Evan Chugg, 1pt) The Island is disputed, but the international court decided it belongs to Honduras (Honda).
- Modest Mussorgskys work on pool and heating technology – Boris Behncke (Evan Chugg, 2pt) Behncke is a company producing Pools and Heating Technology in Germany. It is also the first link to pop up on Google if you search for Behncke. Boris is from Mussorgskys opera “Boris Godunov”
- Necking on the moon? – Clue: One of the highest active volcanoes in the world – Cotopaxi (Matt, 1pt) Cotopaxi is believed to mean Neck of the Moon in the local language.
- Roughly blazing Sirius – ʻAʻā means Sirius, blazing and blocky (rough) lava (Dorkviking, 2pt)
- Miserable wind deprived fertility. Clue: First word leads to old name of the volcano – Mount Liamauiga (Mount Misery) is on St Kitts, an island in the Leeward (wind deprived) Islands chain and the volcano is known as “The fertile land” (Dorkviking, 1pt)
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Tunesian Breccia with Chicken
Ingredients: Chicken pieces , orange juice, tomato sauce ( Pulpa), salt, pepper, Harissa, chick peas( tinned or precocked), couscous
Roast the chicken on both sides in a pan, after you flavored it with salt and pepper, till the skin is crunchy and light brown. Add a glass of orange juice, the tomato paste, Harissa and maybe a little fresh fennel. Let the whole thing cook for 15 minutes. Add the chick peas, Then add the couscous, turn the heat off and wait till the couscous is swollen and soft. Serve.
CARL & SPICA