Kilauea eruptions

Two VC readers, mjf and Turtlebirdman, contributed lists of historical and slightly pre-historical eruptions of Kilauea. They are worth putting into a post and that is what we have done. We assumed that the second list made use of the first, and used that. It is worth pointing out that an eruption is a failed…

Volcano World Cup 2018: Groups G-H

Last 2 groups, just do like you did before read through the countries of each group then select 2 countries in the polls of each group who you want to advance to the knockout stage.   GROUP G Belgium Volcanism is so hard to find in Belgium, let alone not having any volcanoes, but the…

Volcano World Cup 2018: Groups D-F

Here’s the next 3 groups, just do like you did before read through the countries of each group then select 2 countries in the polls of each group who you want to advance to the knockout stage.   GROUP D Argentina The only historical eruptions in Argentina took place on the Tromen and Viedma volcanoes…

Pele’s gift

  A paradise waiting, the advert had said Tropical living, to buy or to let Secluded large houses with colour galore The gardens are landscaped; enjoy the outdoor Grand are the trees and fertile the soil Anything grows, no effort or toil Wake up in the morning; admire the view The living is perfect for…

Volcano World Cup 2018: Groups A-C

Here are the first 3 groups, all you have to do is read through the countries of each group then select 2 countries in the polls of each group who you want to advance to the knockout stage.   GROUP A Russia The host country and also a volcanic powerhouse with no shortage of active…

Volcano World Cup 2018: the Intro

For those of you who follow Football, as you are aware it’s that time again when the FIFA World Cup takes place every 4 years. This time the 2018 World Cup is being hosted in Russia and here are the following countries who are competing: Russia, Belgium, England, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, France, Serbia,…

Fossils of Mount Everest

The summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth, is a sea floor. That may come as a surprise; after all, a sea should be at sea level. In practice, there is some flexibility on this. Three seas are below sea level: the Dead Sea, the Salton Sea and the Caspian Sea. All are…

Volcan de Fuego 2018

It is far harder to write about a large eruption when it is at home. Many of my readers know that Guatemala City is my second home, and that I have my family and relatives there. On top of that this hit’s home harder since my wife is one of the medical doctors fighting to…

Volcanocafe and the GDPR

You may found your inbox filled with emails over the last month or so, from companies begging you to re-subscribe to their service and with page after page of updated privacy policy documents.  This is because of a new piece of European Legislation called the GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, aimed at giving…

Lava rocks!

What’s in a name. Would lava by any other name smell as sweet? Perhaps that is not the right question: lava is many things, but sweet-smelling it is not. It smells like a rose bush that was doused in some evil sulphurous pesticide and then put on fire. This rose also constantly explodes with a…