Volcanoes

Buzzwords A volcano is a rupture on the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface. – Wikipedia Examples Eyjafjallajökull Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Kīlauea Volcano Mexico Exploring Nevado de Colima National Park Nevado de Toluca Exploring Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl …

Kīlauea Volcano

Photo: Ken Lund Kīlauea is the youngest and southeastern most volcano on the Island of Hawai‘i. Topographically Kīlauea appears as only a bulge on the southeastern flank of Mauna Loa, and so for many years Kīlauea was thought to be a mere satellite of its giant neighbor, not a separate volcano. However, research over the …

Mount Taranaki

Photo: Denisbin, Taranaki Mount Taranaki (2,518 meters / 8,261 feet) is an active but quiescent stratovolcano in the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It is also known as Mount Egmont. Taranaki is the North Island’s second highest peak or as Kiwis say, a challenging day tramp. Nearby towns are …

Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl National Park

Photo: Edwin Morales Clear days in Mexico City are measured by one’s ability to see the surrounding snowcapped mountains and peaks. Rumblings Outside the Capital The most impressive of mountains seen from Mexico City are the twin volcanoes, Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl, also known as ‘Smoking Mountain’ (5,452 meters) and ‘The Sleeping Woman’ (5,286 meters), respectively. The last …

Eyjafjallajökull

Eyjafjallajökull Question: What part of Eyjafjallajökull don’t you understand? Featured video – Eyjafjallajökull “island mountain glacier” Eyjafjallajökull pronounced Aye – ya – fyah – dla – jow – kudl Videos Wikipedia Eyjafjallajokull Planeta.com Iceland Europe Links Volcanoes

Be Inspired! Patrick Ching at the Volcano Art Center

Our virtual tour of Hawai’i continues. On Thursday, September 8th, 7-9pm, Volcano Art Center presents Patrick Ching’s “Inspiration of a Hawaii Wildlife Artist.” Patrick is one of our favorite artists in the world and we would love to check out the Volcano Art Center whose tagline ‘Where People, Art & Nature Meet’ ticks all the boxes. …