Earth’s lowest volcano on land sits below sea level at Dallol, Ethiopia. Among the crusty salt formations in its craters, hot acid pools mingle with crusts of sulfur-bearing minerals and deadly gases. .
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Zalophus wollebaeki - Los nativos de Galápagos 🐢🦎
Una de los rostros más conocidos de las Galápagos.🇪🇨 Esta increíble especie, cuando no están en el agua se encuentra en las orillas arenosas o las zonas rocosas que conectan a las aguas.🌊 .
Su color es pardo oscuro luego de entrar en la etapa adulta, y negro en el caso de los lobos marinos jóvenes.
Por lo general, los machos adultos pesan alrededor de 300 kg, doblando el peso de las hembras, y poseen una capa de pelo castaño rojizo sobre el cuello, razón por la cual también se los llama “leones marinos”. .
Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone, Jeju Island, is one of UNESCO Wolrd Natural Heritage, also called Seongsan Ilchulbong Sunrise Peak. The Tuff Cone was formed by Surtseyan-type hydrovolcanic activity (fig 4) upon a shallow seabed about 5,000 years ago when the sea level was same as the present (Sohn & Chough, 1992; Sohn et al., 2002). This type of hydrovolcanic activities, are commonly phreatomagmatic eruption, happened when hot magma rising to the surface explosively interacted with shallow seawater or surface water.
This Pliocene to Middle Pleistocene 180m-high tuff cone has crater about 600 m in diameter. It has a dip of strata up to 45° and is 90 m from sea level to the crater floor. As a result of thousands of years of erosion in wet hydrovolcanic activity, it has the shape of crown.
Phase one, day seven; done.
They look nice. I wish I had been able to do this in the sun light but oh well. I will be posting the rocks over the next few days. Just beautiful progress pictures. Too bad 10 pictures is the limit!
These agates, chalcedony, calcites and makers were found in Acton, Ca. (Off of Escondido Cyn on Hubbard rd) in the decomposing volcanic rocks and surrounding areas according to several #rockhunting websites.
Lava wasn’t called lava until Mount Vesuvius erupted in 1737. Francesco Serao used the word, derived from labes (“fall” or “slide” in Latin), to compare the hot ooze on the volcano’s slopes to mudslides after a heavy rain🌋
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When completely cool, natrocarbonatite lava turns silvery, creating an otherworldly landscape around the volcano. 🌋
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Antiparos - Boat excursion to Despotiko’. Despotiko’ is a very small island, west of Antiparos. Not many things to see, apart from the rests of an ancient temple, in very bad conditions, and blue blue waters....
Have a swim in these waters is really a unique experience!