Tag Archives: Geology

A New Debris Flow near Bridgeport

Last weekend, while visiting the Bodie Hills for an outing with CNPS, I camped at Robinson Creek Campground, southwest of Bridgeport (Mono County, CA), near Twin Lakes. Walking out of the campground the evening of my arrival, I immediately noticed … Continue reading

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Surtsey

Flying from Reykjavik to Heimaey in September 1973, we passed near Surtsey, the “type locality” for what are now called “Surtseyan eruptions” (eruptions in shallow waters producing new islands). Ten years earlier a submarine volcano began erupting off the southwest … Continue reading

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Half-Buried Homes on Heimaey

The viscous lava produced by Eldfell rolled slowly into the town of Vestmannaeyjar in early 1973. This and the heavy fall of ash and tephra destroyed some 400 buildings and also threatened to close the entrance to the harbor — … Continue reading

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