Posts tagged ‘volcano’

May 18, 2020

40 years ago this morning, all hell broke loose on Mt. St. Helens

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Mount St. Helens erupts in spectacular fashion on May 18, 1980. The northern face of the mountain collapsed, and an ash plume spewed about 15 miles high, darkening skies nearby and in Eastern Washington and beyond. (Seattle Times archive, 1980)

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How’s this for eerie? I was reading the description of the Mt. St. Helens blast in a New York Times article at 8:32 AM this morning, the exact time of that blast 40 years ago.

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September 30, 2019

Lava meditation

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I’m dying to see lava up close, hear it, smell it, respect it. Vulcanology nut.

That glassy crackling, alone, is sexy.

July 8, 2019

Mad Hatters in the Wild: Larch Mountain’s Sherrard Point

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Larch Mountain Sherrard Pt2web 5-30-19

If you hike to the top of one of Portland, Oregon’s, closest volcanic plugs at sunset, you can often spot indigenous Millennials gathering for courtship rituals called Selfies at the edge of 100-foot precipices. WARNING: Do not feed.

 

July 15, 2018

Pele’s Hair

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When lava spits, it’s saliva instantly hardens into magical goddess hair that can destroy you from the inside, out. You’re welcome.

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June 16, 2018

Volcanoes light their own farts

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Hey, some wanker was going to say it in the comments section, anyway.

June 4, 2018

Dinner’s ready

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May 23, 2018

Live feed of molten death

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If you lean in real close you can smell the tourists singeing and the property values dropping.

May 15, 2018

“Maybe we shouldn’t have camped on the most active volcano in Indonesia….”

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“…well, at least, the tea will ready sooner.”

May 6, 2018

When your GPS voice app says, “Oh, fuck.”

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During construction, Hawaii supplies its own orange cones…of lava.

February 5, 2018

Wait for it….

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