The Ruminarian, again.

Curmudgeon “an ill-tempered person full of stubborn ideas or opinions” Well, if the shoe fits, I guess I’ll wear it. But… I don’t come about it lightly. To me, stuff has to make sense. One thing I abhor is mindless ranting that is specifically intended to scare people. What is even worse is when sound…

Ruminarian VI – Launching Hobbits

21 November 2012, Mount Tongariro lofted a 6.5 km column of material from the Te Māri Craters. Analysis turned up that it was a phreatic event, meaning that groundwater had flashed to steam and pulverized some rock, and launched that along with re mobilized ash skyward. Recently, Kverkfjöll had a similar episode. Both events were…

Ruminarian IV – You asked for it.

CAVEAT: I am not a Geologist, Seismologist, Ornithologist, Hematologist, Banker (I have a soul), Congressman (I knew my parents), Auto Mechanic (well, professionally I’m not) or formally trained in any of this. I am an amateur, just like you. In other words, take it with a grain of salt, I can be wrong. This sort…

New Hebrides – Ambrym

This really should be Ruminarian VI, but I got delayed/sidetracked in writing it. (or just plain burnt out). Someone posted a Vanuatu quake and… well, they are sort of common. Poking around at it I ran across Ambrym, and one of my discarded post ideas came back to lend an intro to this. For the…