Bárðarbunga – Nature of the beast

First let me write one thing, and that is that we are not in Kansas anymore. And with that I mean that we are in totally uncharted country. Icelandic Met Office has the best volcanologists on the planet, and they pretty much never make a mistake. They are quite simply the best and their reputation…

Sakura-jima and a riddle!

Sakura-jima, one of Japan’s most active volcanoes, is a 13,000 year old Decade volcano located in Kyūshū, Japan, overlooking the city of Kagoshima (population of 680,000 approx). Sakura-jima lies in the Aira Caldera which formed during an eruption 22,000 years ago. This eruption is believed to have been in the order of a VEI7, producing…