Veniaminof

Veniaminof

In the Aleutian Range island arc lies the massive Veniaminof volcano (56°11’52” N 159°23’35” W), a 2507 m (8225 ft) stratovolcano. It is one of the most prominent in Alaska, neighbour to the closely monitored Aniakchak and Pavlof volcanoes. Historical activity arises from the two prominent intracaldera cones. The currently inactive larger one barely rises above the glacier…

Montserrat Island, Soufriere Hills Volcano

The island of Montserrat is a British overseas territory and is situated in the northern part of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. Christopher Columbus named the island “Santa Maria de Montserrat” after the famous mountain monastery in Catalonia, Spain. Due to its similar appearance of coastal Ireland and early Irish settlers, it is…

The Raton – Clayton Volcanic Field

I made regular trips between Colorado Springs and Dallas, TX for many years. It is a nice drive; not too long, and with great views. One of the areas you drive through is the Raton – Clayton Volcanic Field in the northeast corner of New Mexico, which is home to over 100 recognizable volcanic units…

The Ruminarian, again.

Curmudgeon “an ill-tempered person full of stubborn ideas or opinions” Well, if the shoe fits, I guess I’ll wear it. But… I don’t come about it lightly. To me, stuff has to make sense. One thing I abhor is mindless ranting that is specifically intended to scare people. What is even worse is when sound…