Kasatochi – a One-Hit Wonder?

In August 2008, a small volcanic island in the central Aleutians erupted for a day.  The eruption was a VEI 4, resurfaced the island with pyroclastic flows, increased the area of the island by around 40%, and killed almost everything living on it.  Pyroclastic flows entered the surrounding sea and buried kelp beds surrounding most…

Gorely and the Magma Baguette

Every week I go through hundreds of images of volcanoes, and almost to a fault they are bombastic images of majestic strato volcanoes in dramatic light, or images of smoke and lava pouring out of equally majestic volcanoes, only problem is that I am bone tired of them since they are really bad if I…