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Volcano gods honored in Java

From the Yadnya Kasada Festival at the crater of Mount Bromo, July 23, 2013. On the fourteenth day of the Hindu festival of Yadnya Kasada, the Tenggerese people of Probolinggo, East Java, travel up the mountain in order to make … Continue reading

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New images of Batu Tara volcano, Flores Sea, Indonesia

Dr. Tom Pfeiffer, volcanologist with VolcanoDiscovery (an adventure & study travel group that gives tours of active volcanoes) , just posted some amazing photographs from their recent expedition to Batu Tara volcano to observe the ongoing strombolian activity from close range. … Continue reading

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Can Volcanoes Form Just Anywhere?

There are three main places where volcanoes originate: Hot spots, Divergent plate boundaries (such as rifts and mid-ocean ridges), and Convergent plate boundaries (subduction zones) The origin of the magma for hot spots is not well known. We do know … Continue reading

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When was the last time Mt. Fuji erupted?

Mt. Fuji is a beautiful example of a stratovolcano, and is almost a perfect symmetric cone (at least when viewed from far away).  It is mostly basalt, which is a little bit unusual for stratovolcanoes as most stratovolcanoes are constructed … Continue reading

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How many volcanoes are there in the United States??

Good question!  (I’m looking at you Mr. Jindal…) Here’s a list compiled a few years back from Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada, by Wood and Kienle.  They list all volcanoes that are younger that 5 million years old … Continue reading

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