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Geology Pictures of the Week, January 3-9, 2010: New volcanic activity
1st week of 2010
Posted on 01/08/2010 10:02:39 PM PST by cogitator
Yes, I know I missed the last week of the year; I've been busy and still trying to catch up and dig out. Meanwhile, there were eruptions, including one of the best "curtains of fire" I've seen since Eldfell.
Curtain of fire on Nyamuragira:
From here: chitravini's photostream (go to page 2)
Lava flow on the side of Piton de la Fournaise's main crater:
From here: Paysages de la Reunion
And finally, the lava pit inside Halemaumau (Kilauea, Hawaii), has been putting on a great show over the past few days: (click for full-size)
Link to Webcam page
TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Education; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: activity; eruptions; lava; volcano
As a bonus, I originally thought Eldfell volcano on Heimaey was Kirkjufell. Kirkjufell happens to be a very interesting feature in its own right; it's also on Iceland. Click for full-size.
posted on 01/08/2010 10:02:40 PM PST
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posted on 01/08/2010 10:04:16 PM PST
Excellent photography. Thanks very much for posting.
posted on 01/08/2010 10:19:52 PM PST
Throw ... the ... ring ... in ... Fro ... do!
posted on 01/08/2010 10:29:44 PM PST
(Tar & feathers! Pitchforks and torches! ... Get some while supplies last.)
excellent. i would love to go to Iceland, and go see an active volcano. but alas, no dinero, so the pictures are my “trip”.
posted on 01/08/2010 11:27:30 PM PST
(First they came for my tagline.)
Dang they even have a web cam set up.
posted on 01/09/2010 11:24:02 AM PST
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