Mt. Bromo

1. According to Doni (more on him later), about a million years ago, Mt. Bromo was 4.5 km high. But then, in a huge explosion that must have put Mt. Pinatubo to shame and caused a few of our Australopithecus elders to wonder why the Mastodon hunt was getting so much better, it blew up.… Continue reading Mt. Bromo


This week an undersea volcano erupted off the coast of Tonga.  This is a truly spectacular rare event that happens to have been captured by many news organizations.  If you haven’t seen any photos, here’s the warm-up: And launch, as captured by the AP’s Lothar Slabon via the New Zealand Herald: Lothar’s getting good mileage… Continue reading Eruption