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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Friday, 17th October 2008

Whakaari/White Island (Volcano Week 3)

Whakaari/White Island (to give it its official title) is an active andesite stratovolcano 48 km from the east coast of the north island of New Zealand. The volcano reaches 321 m above sea level, but this…

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Friday, 17th October 2008

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On this day: The Arc de Triomphe Was Inaugurated

On July 29, 1836, the Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated after a lengthy construction process. The Tomb of the Unknown…

On this day: Fire at Weston-Super-Mare’s Grand Pier

On July 28, 2008, the Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare burned down. This classic seaside icon dates from 1904 but had…

On this day: The Corinth Canal Opened

On July 25, 1893, the Corinth Canal in Greece opened. Envisioned for millennia, the waterway was cut through rock to…

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