I get a fairly steady stream of emails from Eruptions readers, some of which are very worth a post, but sometimes it takes me a while to get around to posting. This is my second attempt to catch up on these mailbag emails. Remember, feel free to email me questions or comments whether you want.
- Reader Aldo Piombino sent me an email last month after my post on potential Antarctic volcanism asking about some more unknown volcanoes. He brings up Mt. Marsili in the Tyrrhenian Sea (including a post of his own, in Italian), a volcano of which I was not aware. It is a submarine volcano (info on the volcano halfway down the page) off the coast of Italy that looks to be pretty big, but not much is known about it beyond that it is likely active but dormant. This volcano is related to fast seafloor spreading in the basin, at rates as high as 19 cm/yr! The other volcano Aldo mentions is Vavilov, another submarine volcano off Italy.
- Brian Owens sent me a link with a video from a CCTV camera in Pasto, Colombia that captured a Strombolian eruption of Galeras. Nice stuff.