Volcanoes

Volcano Week 4

It makes the team here at GSS feel positively web-ancient, but today sees the return of our very-long-running series Volcano Week! Now in its fifth year1 Volcano Week2 is devoted to sights created by the process of molten rock, mud,…

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Monday, 27th July 2009

Krakatoa (Volcano Week 3)

Krakatoa is probably the most famous, and deadly, of all volcanos worldwide. The eruption of August 27, 1883 was so immense that it easily tops the loudest recorded noise in human history, being heard clearly over 5000 km away. Around…

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Friday, 17th October 2008

Semeru (Volcano Week 3)

Semeru is a highly active stratovolcano, and at 3676 m is the tallest mountain on the island of Java, Indonesia. Semeru has reportedly been in a state of almost continuous eruption since 1967, and was clearly not having a day…

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Friday, 17th October 2008

Taal (Volcano Week 3)

Taal Volcano is another active stratovolcano, this time on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, and at only 406 metres, it is known as the world’s smallest volcano. Actually Taal’s crater has a lake in it… sadly the high-res…

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Friday, 17th October 2008

Parícutin (Volcano Week 3)

Parícutin is a very young cinder cone volcano in Mexico, and like most cinder cones it will never erupt again – but the story of its creation is a truly fascinating one. On February 20, 1943, a local farmer by…

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Friday, 17th October 2008

Mount Taranaki/Egmont (Volcano Week 3)

Mount Taranaki/Egmont is another (apparently) active stratovolcano in New Zealand, but this one hasn’t done anything at all since the early 1800s when it reportedly produced “a moderate ash eruption”.1 Most interestingly from our perspective is that we can clearly…

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Friday, 17th October 2008
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