A Follow-up on the Scientific Project

Last month, prompted by VC-reader VerboselyLaconic’s observation about the volcanoes of Colombia and Ecuador seemingly exhibiting a trend to suffer flank collapses in a preferred direction, we invited our readers to search worldwide in order to establish whether or not this was a general observation or if it only applied to the volcanoes mentioned by…

The Toba Supereruption

Lake Toba is a beautiful place. The largest and deepest lake in Southeast Asia, it contains an island (Samosir) almost the size of Singapore – the fifth largest lake island in the world, and the largest island-within-an-island. Samosir contains two smaller lakes, Lake Sidihoni and Lake Aek Natonang – the former even contains its own…

Romantic Paradise Destination – The New Decade Volcano Program #6, Bali

It has often been pointed out that the deadliest volcano is the one you did not know about. This is our dilemma. When you try to identify the potentially most dangerous ones, by necessity you have to go out on a limb to find those that are not well known nor well studied and there…

How the Composition of the Crust May Affect Volcanism

  Before I start on the subject of this post, we would like to thank everyone for their input and support of VC recently! It is good to see so many of our contributors, old and new, and some of the input is truly staggering in its quality. Thank you! Also, we will let the…

Mountain of Greatness – DVP # 7

Few volcanoes on the planet represent such an awesome sight as the majestic Mount Cameroon. It stretches from the edge of the Atlantic at Bakingili Beach and reaches an astounding height of 4040 meters. Due to its prominence it is regularly dusted with snow at the top. Mount Cameroon, or as I am used to…