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Monday Volcano Roundup

< Norfolk Volcano

Monday Volcano Roundup

At Team Norfolk Firework Volcano, we thought that each week we should try and help you banish away those Monday morning blues by pulling together links to interesting volcano news and fun from around the internet. We’ll also give you updates on how we’re doing in getting the volcano ready for all of you by the 28th of September.

Meetings at Team Norfolk Volcano get a little off topic sometimes. This week we’ve managed to talk about volcano cakescostumes and chocolates. Hey, at least we’re still talking about volcanoes! We did eventually get round to discussing our new logo which we’ll be introducing to you later this week. We’ve taken inspiration from images like this:

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The Borobudur Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia with Mount Merapi in the background. Image by ctsnow.

It might surprise some of you, but some of the most active volcanoes in the United States are actually in Alaska. Two volcanoes, Pavlof and Veniaminof have been erupting recently and causing problems for air traffic. Both are stratovolcanoes, just like our chosen volcano Mount Merapi.

Speaking of Mount Merapi, the foothills at the base of the volcano were host to a gathering of the Indo Toon Army, Indonesian supporters of Newcastle United. Even with an active volcano in the background, life (and football) still goes on!

Did you watch the last episode of Iain Stewart‘s Rise of the Continents? This week’s episode was about Eurasia, and for all the volcano lovers out there, the end of the programme looked at Stromboli – home to some of the most active volcanoes in Italy. Watch it here.

We liked this quiz about volcanoes in literature. Our scores so far have ranged between 3 and 5 out of 10. Can you do better?

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