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10 December 2019

Resources for Whakaari/White Island eruption information

It’s been a rough week for New Zealanders, particularly those affected by the Whakaari/White Island eruption and those responding to it. I’d like to strongly urge anyone in the media to please defer your questions to the NZ experts when at all possible – and be patient with them. Tragic events like these also have a profound impact on the people who study and work at volcanoes, and they will …


15 June 2018

Kilauea volcano: large-scale slumping on the rim of Halema‘uma‘u crater

As a part of the ongoing eruption at Kilauea volcano in Hawaii large-scale slumping is occurring around the margins of Halema‘uma‘u crater. This is perhaps the finest example of non-rotational slumping that I have ever seen.


9 October 2017

Lahars: an analysis of their role in losses from volcanic eruptions

A new paper from the University of Bristol (Brown et al. 2017) demonstrates the role that lahars play in causing loss of life in volcanic events


5 February 2014

Stunning HD videos show volcanoes erupting … gorgeously

As the Tectonic Plates bend, creak, snap, and rattle in earthquakes, blobs of heated rock rise through them from within and punch through the surface, puffing out vast clouds of rock dust and volatile gas, and pouring out mounds upon mounds of hardening molten rock. Volcanoes may fall under the purview of some other realms of the blogosphere, but a spate of recent videos are just too stunning (and informative!) …