The ice covered volcano basking in the sun prior to the current unrest.

Cotopaxi – A most dangerous volcano

As we started our series about the New Decade Volcano Program we had to do some hard choices about which volcanoes we would include. We opted to not feature Cotopaxi even though it is situated near the Ecuadorian capital of Quito and has a proven track record of very large eruptions. It could though very…

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Friday Musings on Bárðarbunga and Holuhraun

I wont waste space with a lengthy introduction … let me simply say that this post is down to you … our Readers, Commentators and Dragons … thank you! As you read these musings please remember … we are not ‘experts’ … just imaginative and talented, self proclaimed Volcanoholics … and heck, if the IMO aren’t sure what the future holds…

Image Credit  Nagoya Broadcasting Network

Ontake-san (Japan) erupted on 27.9.2014

When I logged on the net this morning I found Ontakesan erupted in Japan in Austrian news.They had gotten the name not completely right cause it is Ontake-san. San meaning mountain in Japanese and it is also a title of respect. The name translates as “Honoured Peak” and Ontake is used for some more other mountains…