Ranking for NtV: Updated April 6th.
8 Sherine France
|4 El Nathan
4 Inge B
2 Bruce Stout
2 Diana Barnes
1 Stephanie Alice Halford
NTV #25 went in on Langjökull quaking and NTV Riddle and the return of Alan’s Evil Riddle Author IngeB, April 5th.
*** Beware the red herrings ….
1 point for the volcano 1 point for the red herring
No 1 – Pixar; Sakhalin Oblast; 2001; Citroen; SOLVED Nemo Peak
No 2 – Yellow alert; Dog breed; D.O.C.; Licking County; SOLVED Mt Etna
No 3 – Shield volcano; Scenic railroad; Lahar alert system; Ice caves; SOLVED Mt Rainier
No 4 – Mosquitoes; Inaccessible; Desert; Salt lakes; SOLVED Waw an Namous
No 5 – Spiders; Tiger flowers; Smoke rings; Local Capital; SOLVED Colima
Diana Barnes 2, Grimmster 3, Inge B 2, El Nathan 2
Name those Volcanoes # 24
No 1 Big Ben
No 2 Mount Churchill
No 3 Hekla
No 4 Glen Coe
No 1 – 2745; Furious 50s; New York landmark; Augustus Pugin;
No 2 – Bobsleigh run; Radiocarbon; Battle of Stepney; Infantry Tank;
No 3 – 1750; 1104; 1864; 4892;
No 4 – 1692; Easter Island; Cauldron subsidence; Harry Potter;
Kelda 4 points
Volcanic 2 points
Stephanie Alice Halford 1 point
Inge B 1 point
Note – this weeks riddle (#23 ) is a little different ….
In order to identify each volcano you have to establish a link (some are more tenuous than others) between the volcano and various classifications, dates, places, events, people etc …. each clue has three genuine links and one ‘red herring’ included!
1 point for each correct volcano and 1 point for each ‘red herring’ (which must be identified with an explanation) guesses wont count ….. good luck!
No 1 – Lord Byron; November 5th 2013; Lethal mud slides; Pacific Ring of Fire;
No 2 – Stratovolcano; Canada; Formula 1; Angels;
No 3 – Stromatolites; 40,000; Rain forest; UNESCO;
No 4 UK; Dormant; Summer Rain; Vintage Car Museum;
1 point for dfm
Ding 1 point for Giant’s Causeway – well done Newby!
Riddle 4 Answer (Mount Belinda) Montague Island in the British Territorys in the South Sandwhich islands
Ding! Well done Sam No 1 Mount Melbourne …. 1 point
Oh well done again Sam – Ding for Williams Cone … 1 point
Name that volcano #22 went in on Sheepy Dalek, Tungurahua, Hekla and a riddle, Author Spica, March 15th.
No 1 – Although now classified as dormant it could also be interpreted as being one of the active ones.
No 2 – Despite being located in a depression it can still be seen from afar.
No 3 – 1983 saw its unhappy past independently transformed into a land of healthy, lush growth.
No 4 – 930201918
No 1 – Sao Vicente Alison (at 14.21) 1 point
Anagram of active ones.
Although volcanic in origin, the island is quite flat. Its highest point is Monte Verde (Portuguese for green mountain) located in the northeast-central part with an altitude of 725 metres (2,379 ft). Although a great amount of erosion has taken place, some craters still remain, in particular near the bay of Mindelo. Other mountaintops include Monte Cara and Topona.
No 2 – Erta Ale – arjanemm at 17.34 1 point
Erta Ale is a continuously active basaltic shield volcano in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia, the most active volcano in Ethiopia. It is in the Afar Depression, a badland desert area spanning the border with Eritrea, and the volcano itself is surrounded completely by an area below sea level, making it a relatively low-elevation volcano.
No – 3 Mount Liamuiga – Granyia at 18.58 1 point
Mount Liamuiga was formerly named Mount Misery. The renaming took place on the date of St. Kitts’ independence, September 19, 1983. However, many older citizens still refer to it as Mount Misery. The name Liamuiga is derived from the Kalinago name for the entire island of St. Kitts, which means fertile land.
No 4 – Katla – El Nathan at 18.43 1 point
Katla is a large volcano in southernIceland. It is very active; twenty eruptions have been documented between 930 and 1918, at intervals of 13–95 years.
Name that volcano #21 was added to the post Tolbachik still not giving up, Author El Nathan, March 7th.
No 1 – Its name commemorates the exploits of two intrepid 17th century ghost hunters. They were priests.
No 2 – 3rd most N of the DV 16.
No 3 – Local public disorder and an official resignation followed the IDS’s £10m post eruption assistance offer. It was British aid.
No 4 – In 1984 it was little wonder that the heroes asked where are we now?
Answers, Links and Solvers to NtV Riddle
No 1 – Prestahnukur – Alison at 13.37 1 point
The name means “peak of the priests”.
The origin of the name was an expedition of two priests into the highlands in the 17th century. It was seen as quite an enterprise at the time when they went into this region. They explored especially a valley behind the Þórisjökull called Þórisdalur, which had a bad reputation in sagas and folk stories because it was believed to be haunted by ghosts and that lawless people would be living there. As is clear today, they found nothing of the sort, but they were regarded as heroes when they came back from this expedition.
No 2 – Vesuvius – El Nathan at 20.27 1 point
The Decade Volcanoes are 16 volcanoes identified by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI) as being worthy of particular study in light of their history of large, destructive eruptions and proximity to populated areas. The Decade Volcanoes project encourages studies and public-awareness activities at these volcanoes, with the aim of achieving a better understanding of the volcanoes and the dangers they present, and thus being able to reduce the severity of natural disasters.
No 3 – Soufriere Hills – Alison at 13.19 1 point
The governments of the United Kingdom and Montserrat led the aid effort, including a £41 million package provided to the people of Montserrat; however, riots followed as the people protested that the British Government was not doing enough to aid relief. The riots followed a £10 million aid offer by International Development Secretary Claire Short, prompting the resignation of Bertrand Osborne, then Chief Minister of Montserrat after allegations of being too pro-British and not demanding a better offer.
No 4 – Bowie Seamount – chrypia at 20.53 1 point
Bowie Seamount is a large submarine volcano in the northeastern Pacific Ocean, located 180 km (110 mi) west of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia,Canada. The seamount is named after William Bowie of the Coast & Geodetic Survey. The volcano has a flat-topped summit (thus making it a guyot) rising about 3,000 m (10,000 ft) above the seabed, to 24 m (79 ft) below sea level. The seamount lies at the southern end of a long underwater volcanic mountain range called the Pratt-Welker or Kodiak-Bowie Seamount chain, stretching from the Aleutian Trench in the north almost to the Queen Charlotte Islands in the south.
Where are we now?