Mount Katmai – Kirk Schleiffarth

100 years ago, the largest volcanic eruption of the 20thcentury occurred on the Alaska Peninsula.  On the 6th to 9th June of 1912, a new vent produced an explosive three day eruption that produced 13.5 cubic kilometers of material (over 3 times larger than the 4 cubic kilometers of the 1980 of Mount St Helens).  Pyroclastic […]

Isla de Socorro – Kirk Schleiffarth

    Kirk Schleiffarth (from schlifeisgood) was gracious enough to share he adventures battling volcanos in Mexico. Kirk is a graduate student at Washington State University doing a MSc in volcanology. Kirk is an avid mountaineer, socialite, and troubadour. Thanks Kirk for sharing. Isla de Socorro, Mexico Socorro Island is 650 kilometers (~400 miles) due […]