Yellowstone caldera.

The shivering Yellowstone

This is just a brief little post on Yellowstone to make everyone happy that is based mainly on what GeoLurking wrote in the comment field on the previous post. First of all I would like to say that the activity behind yesterdays M4.8 earthquake is an ongoing process that has been running at least since…

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A Super-pooping Supervolcano?

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil It is said that within great beauty lies grave danger and few places are more beautiful than Lake Atitlán. Poets have filled cheap notebooks with particularly flowery hyperbole in their attempts to catch the beauty of the caldera lake…

Prismatic Spring

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…

Bárdarbunga might be one of least visually impressive volcanoes on the planet, but she is there down below the glacier. Photo by Oddur Sigurdson.

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…