The Great American Volcano

Few countries on the planet suffer from such a varied set of volcanic features as the United States of America. On the western seaboard you have subduction volcanism ranging from long dormant volcanoes to active volcanoes close to cities. As you come up around the tectonic bend into Alaska you get large subduction volcanoes capable…

Battle of the Giants: Etna VS Tondano

The big talkie during the weekend has without a shadow of a doubt been Etnas comeback. And to top it off one of Tondanos subsidiary volcanoes had an eruption almost exactly a year after the last time I wrote about the volcano. Etna The Sicilian giant is one of those volcanoes I rarely write about…

Debunking Caldera Myths

Post by cbus20122: Before this post gets read, I would like to note that I am not a scientist or geologist. If any information is inaccurate in this post, I would like to encourage the more scientifically inclined to correct me and inform readers if there are any inaccuracies! Caldera Volcanoes.. The Mythological Beast of…

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…