Southern Japan Calderas

The 5 Sisters of Kyushu As someone who is interested in volcanology, I’ll admit that I find large eruptions and large calderas way more interesting than effusive or smaller eruptions. Regardless of size, there is a lot more intrigue with large eruptions as they’re simply more of a mystery than small eruptions. Much of the…

The Taupo Volcanic Zone – Part I

This is the first installment of a series I have been planning to do for, um, about 16 years, on the TVZ and I should state right up front I am one of the least qualified people around to do this, being neither a geologist nor currently in New Zealand. What’s more I gleaned virtually…