Thursday, April 17, 2008

Volcano Blog: Mount Papandayan

Not erupting, but giving signs that it might.

This follows an eruption of nearby Mt. Egon. I have to theorize that in some instances, activity at one volcano might mean generalized volcanic activity in the same area, as if the same magma chamber or conduit to the Earth's mantle is at work. For example, when Mt. Pelee erupted in 1902, there was also minor volcanic activity at the Soufriere volcano on neighboring St. Vincent.

1 comment:

Geoff. said...

Well in my city, we've got 50 or so volcanoes (extinct) within a 20km radius, so I suspect your theory is sound. Must have been quite exciting around here a few thousand years ago. regards,