A smal part of the 1477 eruption of Veidivötn. Photograph by Rajan Parrikar.

Volcanic summer in Iceland, Part II

Bárdarbunga The Bárdarbunga volcanic system is the largest in Iceland and it has erupted more lava than any other volcano on the planet in the last 10 000 years. The volcanic system is 200 kilometers long and 25 kilometers wide. The central volcano has a seventy square kilometer caldera that is ten kilometers across. Technically it…

The eruption cloud of yesterday's phreatic explosion, a precursor of a super-eruption scientists at Uppsala University fear may be imminent.

A Hitherto Unknown Supervolcano About to Erupt?

During the late night, there was a large phreatic explosion near the northern shore of Lake Dellen in Sweden, long thought to be the result of an ancient meteor strike. Fortunately it was in an unpopulated area and no casualties have been reported. The eruption cloud rose to more than 12 km in height and…

The wonderful volcanic treat of Nishinoshima. Photograph from the Japanese Coast Guard.

The volcanic caramel of Nishinoshima

Some volcanoes deserve attention just because they are wonderful caramels that never stop tasting good. Nishinoshima is such a candy and I should really have written quite a lot more about her. In reality though it is hard to write about her since she does not have any monitoring equipment, nor does she have ready…