Skip to comments.Geology Picture of the Week, May 24-30, 2009: Don't Look Back (and a couple others)
Posted on 05/28/2009 9:51:07 PM PDT by cogitator
Today's subject was inspired by Gunung Karangetang, one of the numerous Indonesian volcanoes that just happens to be percolating a bit right now. In the course of discovering a photostream on Flickr that has a lot of volcano pictures, I also discovered a volcano I never heard of (Mbwelesu on Vanuatu) which has (or had) an active lava lake. Because lava lakes are so rare, and because it's something that I tend to remember, I'm a little peevishly surprised that this one got by me until today.
Mr. hshdude doesn't tell us much about himself, so thanks for the pics, dude. Unfortunately he didn't provide the large versions for download; some of them are pretty good.
Mbwelesu Lava Lake
Gunung Semeru active
Spooky Gunung Karangetang
Don't Look Back (Gunung Semeru)
** ping **
Pack some hot dogs and marshmallows. Hell, you might be able to throw a steak on those rocks and cook it to your liking.
So this vocanoe started like in 1882 /sarc (I try to stay out of this but I’m in trouble now)
Thanks cogitator. Cool, as usual.
Tellin ya, Son of Krakatoa is going to blow.
Forget the dogs and get some good Pacific shrimp and lobsters. Stick in volcano for three seconds, add butter, and it’s dinner time, if you can run fast enough.
I don’t think I would stand there very long! Neat photos though.
Close-up of the lava pit.
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