The Road to Sinabung

We often have a tendency to believe that an eruption will come quickly after seeing an intrusion take place. Of course this is normally not the case, something that Sinabung has proven quite well. As the local Indonesian authorities are starting to issue warnings that Sinabung might be getting closer to a major eruption I…

Happy New Volcanic Year!

2013 will most likely go down to history as the year with the least amount of interesting volcanic eruptions. And with that I mean volcanic eruptions that have good instrumentation and webcam, because we need both to be really interested in them. Otherwise it has been a rather regular volcanic year. The two stars have…

Bárdarbunga and stratovolcano formation

A couple of days ago we received an email containing questions from a bright young student named Jennifer D in West Chester in the United States of America. It seems like she has developed an interest in one of our absolute favorite volcanoes, namely Bárdarbunga in Iceland (among other things). So, I will attempt to…