Tag Archives: Volcano

Kilauea’s south flank slumping is “normal” – I’m so much relieved now…

The south flank of The Big Island’s volcano, Kilauea, is NOT going to slide off into the ocean making a tsunami, it’s only slowly “slumping” into the ocean. I’m so relieved… Continue reading

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Sinabung Bang! Bye Bye…

Sinabung has erupted. Folks saying it blew to top of the mountain off. By the numbers, it doesn’t look that big a deal to me. Have I missed something? Continue reading

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Plumes or Impact Artifact Super-volcanoes?

I’ve always felt quietly disquieted by the idea that the goey stuff of the mantel just decides to make “plumes” all by it’s lonesome and then distributes them in an odd not-a-pattern all over the globe, while they sometimes go … Continue reading

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Of Silicon, Iron, and Volcanoes

What controls the level of diatoms and plankton in the ocean? CO2, or iron and silicon? Continue reading

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