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Post Christmas Update

You can still vote for the Volcanic Event of 2009!

I’m back from my Christmas Eruptions break … time to play a little catch up!




Popocatepetl in Mexico.

  • Thanks to everyone for voting/commenting for the Volcanic Event of the Year – The Pliny. It sounds like I have my work cut out for me in determining the winner, but there is still time to vote! Leave your choice for the the Pliny here or email me at
    . Look for my year-end review of volcanic events coming in the next few days.
  • As for the Christmas Day Mystery Volcano Photo, Eruptions reader Don Crain did get it on the first try – they are, in fact, Popocatepetl and Ixtaccihuatl from the summit of the latter. Now, why the Christmas-related clue … well, it is probably a little lame, but Popo did erupt in 2005 on Christmas Day. So, who gets the second point? There were quite a number of creative ideas, but I think it will go to Diane’s “Rudolph”-related response (it seems very fitting for the photo).
  • Current MVP Standings:

    The Bobs – 3

    Don Crain – 3

    gijs – 2

    Boris Behncke – 2

    volcanista – 1

    Lockwood – 1

    Elizabeth – 1

    Ralph – 1

    Anne – 1

    Cam – 1

    gg – 1

    Damon Hynes – 1

    Marco – 1

    Doug C. – 1

    Diane – 1


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