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Monday Volcano Roundup

< Norfolk Volcano

Monday Volcano Roundup

Last week we released our first teaser trailer, created by make@uea, a video production facility based within the School of Film, Television and Media Studies at UEA. make@uea gives students the opportunity to create high quality videos and work with real clients – invaluable experience for future careers. We wanted them on board to help us document our firework volcano and build up excitement around the eruption. We hope you liked it!

This week, the UK will experience “fireworks” of another natural kind. The Perseid meteor shower will be visible in the UK from late Monday evening to early Tuesday morning. With clear skies predicted over much of the UK, it’s going to be a can’t-miss event!

227 Images Perseid Meteor Shower
227 images taken during the night of a previous Perseid Meteor Shower
And there was some sad news this week, reminding us of the devastating impacts of volcanoes. Six people died this week when Paluweh, which forms the island of Palue in the Indonesian archipelago, erupted. The volcano (also known as Rokatenda) created a pyroclastic flow which buried a beach, leading to the deaths of these 6 people. Some inhabitants of the island have now been evacuated, however, many villagers have ignored the evacuation order as they say that they have “become accustomed to the volcanic activity”. If you’re interested in the volcanism in Indonesia, here is a great documentary by Prof. Iain Stewart which looks at the regions explosive activity which is still available on iPlayer for the next few days.

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