Ruminarian IX? Musings on Hekla.

I grew up hating math. Detesting it’s very existence with an unbridled passion that knew no bounds. I was like this all through school… until Junior and Senior years. Those years, our new Principal, Mr Pendergast, put together a couple of courses to prepare us for what we may run into if any of us…

Deadly Allure: Mount Vesuvius in Paintings.

Vesuvio in Southern Italy and alarmingly close to the huge conurbation of Naples has been dormant since 1944. It was not always so quiet; as well as numerous and sometimes hugely devastating eruptions documented since 79 AD, the last 285 years have seen significant eruptions in: 1631, 1660, 1682, 1694, 1698, 1707, 1737, 1760, 1767,…

Emmons Lake Volcanic Complex, Alaska

When putting together a quick post on the most recent Pavlof eruption, I came across its home, the previously unknown (to me) Emmons Lake Volcanic Complex. Like the Katmai Volcanic Complex or the volcanic complex that contains Kamen, Tolbachik and Bezymianny in Kamchatka, Emmons Lake crams multiple active stratovolcanoes within a few tens of kilometers…