The shivering Yellowstone

This is just a brief little post on Yellowstone to make everyone happy that is based mainly on what GeoLurking wrote in the comment field on the previous post. First of all I would like to say that the activity behind yesterdays M4.8 earthquake is an ongoing process that has been running at least since…

The Katmai Volcanic Complex

First an appropriately weasel-worded disclaimer….. The Katmai Volcanic Complex is one of the most complex, interconnected volcanic structures in the US. Within an area of 300 km2, it has five major stratovolcanoes, a caldera, and a dome marking the site of the largest eruption in the 20th Century – the Katmai – Novarupta eruption of…

End of the World: Again!

By now almost every religion, culture or mystic cult has had a go at the end of the world. Last year it was time for the Mayans. So far nothing has happened on those Ends of the World Days, but now it is the time for the original Ragnarök, the Viking end of time. As…

The volcanic caramel of Nishinoshima

Some volcanoes deserve attention just because they are wonderful caramels that never stop tasting good. Nishinoshima is such a candy and I should really have written quite a lot more about her. In reality though it is hard to write about her since she does not have any monitoring equipment, nor does she have ready…

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…