Craters cover the surface of Cumbre Vieja. Image by NASA

La Palma, one of the volcanic Canary Islands

La Palma, complete name would be “La Isla de San Miguel de La Palma”. is one of the youngest islands of the Canary Islands along with El Hierro. The most recent volcanic eruption on land happened there when Teneguia erupted in 1971. Schteve had a brilliant post on VC Edge driven convection – Bobs back story…

Sulfur carvings, 
another way for the miners to make money. Image by rachel in wonderland (Flickr) taken June 2, 2014.

Lughnasadh riddles

While August 1st marks the beginning of autumn and harvest time in the Gaelic culture, Carl was spending a fortune to snatch the last fan of Sweden to survive the heatwave. Everyone else´s brains also seem to have melted down, so here are just a few photographic impressions snatched from Flickr and NASA in order to…

Koko Crater, Hanauma Bay and Hawaii Kai. Image from Wikipedia (by Mbz1, CC-BY-SA-2.5).

The Volcanic Landmarks of Oahu, Hawaii – The Conclusion

Hanauma Crater The Hanauma Crater was created during the Honolulu volcano series. The volcanic vents that formed Hanauma Crater opened on the seafloor about 32,000 years ago. Upwelling magma vaporized the ocean water and steam explosions atomized the magma into fine ash. The explosions built cones of ash, which solidified into tuff. The eruptions shattered the coral…

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Dominica, volcanic pearl of the Caribbean- an overview

When musing about the Caribbean islands’ Volcanoes, a few names will pop up at once, like Soufriere Hills on Montserrat, Pelée mount in Martinique, Grande Soufrière in Guadeloupe and maybe Kick’em Jenny. The area being rife with volcanoes and the imagination of the early settlers being limited, some people will add Soufriere St Vincent and…