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The Sciences

Nomination Time for the 2013 Pliny for Volcanic Event of the Year

Rocky PlanetBy Erik KlemettiDecember 18, 2013 9:57 AM
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The eruption at Tolbachik on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, seen on April 5, 2013. Tolbachik won the 2012 Pliny for Volcanic Event of the Year. Image: NASA Earth Observatory. If you can believe it, 2013 is about to wrap up -- and with it, an exciting year in volcanism. So, now it's time to nominate your favorites for the Pliny for Volcanic Event of the Year. The Pliny is awarded to a volcano for its year long performance or singular eruption that captured the attention of all of you. Cast your ballot for the top 3 volcanic events! The past Pliny winners include: 2009: Sarychev Peak2010: Eyjafjallajökull2011: Puyehue-Cordón Caulle2012: Tolbachik You can leaf back through the year’s post by heading to the main page and clicking numbers or arrows at the bottom. To cast your ballot, either send me an email (eruptionsblog at gmail) with your top 3 nominees for the 2013 Pliny, tweet them to me @eruptionsblog (with the hashtag #2013pliny) or leave a comment with the top 3 below. I’ll tally the votes starting on December 30 (MVP style, with 10 points for your #1, 5 points for #2 and 1 point for #3 – so order matters!) and announce the winner at the end of the month, along with releasing my 2013 Volcanic Year In Review.

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