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Geology Pictures of the Week, January 3-9, 2010: New volcanic activity
1st week of 2010 | Various

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.


1 posted on 01/08/2010 10:02:40 PM PST by cogitator
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2 posted on 01/08/2010 10:04:16 PM PST by cogitator
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To: cogitator

Excellent photography. Thanks very much for posting.


3 posted on 01/08/2010 10:19:52 PM PST by chris37
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To: cogitator

Throw ... the ... ring ... in ... Fro ... do!


4 posted on 01/08/2010 10:29:44 PM PST by TigersEye (Tar & feathers! Pitchforks and torches! ... Get some while supplies last.)
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To: cogitator

excellent. i would love to go to Iceland, and go see an active volcano. but alas, no dinero, so the pictures are my “trip”.

thanks. :)


5 posted on 01/08/2010 11:27:30 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: cogitator

Dang they even have a web cam set up.


6 posted on 01/09/2010 11:24:02 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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