A volcano year

This is the time of the year when people like to look back. What was the year like? Good or bad – or, as is almost always the case, a bit of a mix? And if looking back is not your thing, newspapers run columns where specialists (of varying level of expertise) are given a…

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…

The unwitting community – 5 years of scientific lunacy

In the beginning – Or elderly ladies do not take no for an answer A little bit more than five years ago I had it with the volcano blogs at the time. Either they where unscientific or was terrible to comment in. My exact plans back then were to leave the volcano blogs to go…

Kamchatka, a volcanic wonderland – Part I – Central Kamchatka

It’s well known among volcanology lovers that Kamchatka it’s like a giant geological laboratory, a true jewel of nature. I started to feel curiosity about Kamchatka several years ago, and now, after visiting this amazing place 2 times in the last 3 years, my passion about this territory increases day by day. As part of…

Kilimanjaro

Volcano coffee

Volcanoes can be costly. The Kilauea eruption of Feb 28, 1955 destroyed 21 houses, 10km of road, 4000 acres of sugar plantations and one coffee plantation: the damage was 40 million dollar in today’s prices. The cost of Mount St Helens was 1 billion dollar. Both events were eclipsed by Eyjafjallajokull: its price tag of…

The Friday Update #4 (26/02/16)

Welcome to another Friday update, after last week’s sad news of the death of one of our founding members (http://www.volcanocafe.org/in-memory-of-sissel-skramstad/) we have received some positive news.   Expressen, Sweden’s largest evening newspaper has conducted a short interview with Henrik and following that, they have run two front page stories featuring articles from VC.  Firstly, they…

The Friday Update #3 (19/02/16)

Welcome to another Friday Update.  I will start with the easiest of the reports regions to write about.  Europe, North America and Africa are continuing their quiet period with no reports of any activity from these regions. ASIA This week saw a strong eruption from Zhupansovsky on the 12th of February, with  Volcano Discovery reporting…

The Friday Update #2 (12/2/16)

The Friday Update #2 (13/2/16) Firstly, a massive thank you to all the words of support from everyone. When I decided to start this project, I was unsure how it would be recieved and I have been encouraged greatly by the support shown by everyone! Europe The European volcanoes appear to be having a bit…

A New Home and light-hearted Friday post

As you will probably be aware, we had a fairly serious issue on Monday night into Tuesday, which caused the site to be taken offline.  In the light of this, we are about to move to a new and hopefully more robust server and hosting platform. “What will this mean for us?” I hear you…

Volcanocafé has been stolen

Hello all! It is with a heavy heart I have to say that Volcanocafé has been stolen. All of the current administrators have been kicked out and content is being deleted from there. We are frantically trying to restore things and save everything from back ups that we have. Sadly any comments from the deleted…