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He reports that "Erta Ale volcano in Ethiopia recently became very active as we found out on our last expedition, when we stayed on the volcano from 25-28 Nov.
To see the images he has posted from this trip, visit:
(image credit: Tom Pfeiffer)
The 3rd edition of the Smithsonian’s Volcanoes of the World will be available for distribution in January. This widely utilized (including lots of VW content!) scientific resource, by Lee Siebert, Tom Simkin, and Paul Kimberly, presents updated information on ten thousand years of volcanic activity on Earth. In the decade and a half since the previous edition was published new studies have refined assessments of the ages of many volcanoes, and several thousand new eruptions have been documented.
Right: Rescue workers head to Mount Merapi
(image courtesy of AFP)
Below: You Tube News story on Mount Merapi
(courtesy Al Jazeera)