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Mystery Volcano Photo #32

Rocky Planet iconRocky PlanetBy Erik KlemettiFeb 4, 2011 2:24 PM

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It has been a bit of a disjointed yet busy week, so I thought I'd end it with a new Mystery Volcano photo. It might be another challenging photo like MVP #31, but we'll see how you do - and again, try to offer as much detail as you can about the image.

As for Kirishima, the volcano in everyone's eye, it continues to have explosive eruptions and Japanese officials are making contingency plans for a possible evacuation if the eruption gets worse. How might it get worse? Well, if the new dome in the crater (see top left) collapses or causes pressure to build in the conduit, producing a more explosive eruption, either scenario might generate the pyroclastic flows.

The current standings:

  • Boris Behncke - 6

  • Don Crain - 4

  • The Bobs - 4

  • gijs - 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

  • Stephen - 1

  • MK, Alberta - 1

  • Kultsi - 1

  • Henrik - 1

  • Zane - 1

  • Rodger Wilson - 1

  • Chris Reykjavik - 1

  • Robin Campion - 1

Here is the new MVP (reader submitted, no less) ... give it your best shot, more detail the better.

Click on the image to see a larger version.

Good luck!

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