Tuesday, 15 June 2010

ABC Wednesday V for Volcano

Lake Barrine was created by a volcanic eruption in Queensland Australia.



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Lake Barrine in the Tablelands, Queensland Australia.



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A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet's surface or crust, which allows hot magma, ash and gases to escape from below the surface. The word volcano is derived from the name of Vulcano island off Sicily which in turn, was named after Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
Also in Australia there were volcanic eruptions long ago.Many of these eruptions created lakes, which we saw in the Tablelands in Queensland. One of the lakes is Lake Barrine. We walked around it. It is a five kilometers'walk. The Lake was created 10,000 years ago. The eruption must have been enormous. The video you see, shows the eruption of one of the volcanoes on Hawaii


With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with V.

28 comments:

Miss_Yves said...

Photos et vidéos très scientifiques,aujourd'hui!

Dina said...

This video is even more exciting with the light flashes!
Volcano--so fascinating!

Your trail walk is beautiful.

anthonynorth said...

The destruction of a volcano can create the most beautiful places.
Lovely.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Wil - I love your header photograph but I am sure the first time I saw it there was a person walking down the path. Did I imagine it?

Sylvia K said...

Fascinating post for the day! We're surrounded by what are assumed as inactive volcanoes -- just hope the assumptions are correct! They were wrong about Mt. St. Helens! The video is terrific! Hope your week is off to a great start, Wil! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Middle Ditch said...

Fascinating, beautiful but deadly and it creates the most beautiful places. Did you see the Icelandic volcano? We are waiting now for its sister that always erupts later. What some power they have.

Leslie: said...

WOW! One of the best posts I've seen so far today! What a beautiful place to visit and how fascinating that all that beauty came from such destruction! And the video of the eruption in Hawaii is great! I saw flames erupting from Mt. Etna when I was nearby, but really nothing like this! Thanks for sharing. :D

Manang Kim said...

I agree with Anthonynorth, volcano eruption can wipe out a civilization but the aftermath is a natures beauty. Awesome!


ABC Wednesday~V

photowannabe said...

Fascinating. I love how something so violent and destructive can birth something so beautiful. Excellent post for the letter V.

ρομπερτ said...

thank you for teaching me something I did not know before. please have a wonderful wednesday.

daily athens

Wanda said...

Wow, that's amazing. My grand kids like to pretend to build volcano's at the beach.

Tumblewords: said...

Excellent information on volcanoes! Mt St Helens erupted in the PNW about two decades ago and there is still ash under my junipers. Your blog header is so very beautiful!

Stan Ski said...

This year has seen an unusually large amount of volcanic activity that has made the news.

Changnoi said...

Volcanoes scare me.

Jay said...

Wow, the footage of the volcano is stunning, isn't it? I wonder what causes the lightning ... maybe just the stresses and heat from the eruption disturbing the geomagnetic force? I don't know, just wild guessing.

Must have been some eruption to create the lake, huh?

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

Jama said...

Thank God we don't have any volcano as the destruction caused by it terrible. Thanks for sharing that video.

Nydia said...

What a power of Mothr Earth, a volcano! Great post, Reader...

Vicki Lane said...

Great pictures - no wonder primitive people read volcanic eruptions as the wrath of the gods!

Jingle said...

exciting and magical walk...

Hildred and Charles said...

What powerful pictures of the eruption, - and then if you can wait 10,000 years the results are so beautiful!

Indrani said...

Great take on 'V', very relevant to news today, That footage was a good one.

Roger Owen Green said...

the planet is forever changing. beautiful and a lot scary.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gayle said...

Excellent post. Such a contrast between your slide show of the walk around the lake and the violent volcano. I've never seen lightning like that before. Very cool.

Etje said...

De laatste veel te druk gehad om op blogronde te gaan dus heb ik hier heel wat te lezen, maar zo kom ik toch terug wat meer te weten he

Groetjes

Kay said...

I've never actually seen an eruption up close. I've seen the magma in the crater and it's an awesome frightening sight. I do love Australia. Your wonderful header photo could have been taken in Hawaii. Very similar plants.

Ann said...

Apart from the air travel and freight, were you affected by the Iceland volcano?

My husband is fascinated by volcanoes.

Anna said...

What an excellent choice of V-word - Volcano! I think about the volcano on Iceland that left so much ash hanging
in the air that it caused havoc with the airlines in Northern Europe, some months ago.
Beautiful lake, made by a volcano. Interesting to learn the etymology of the word 'volcano' too!

Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's V-word

mrsnesbitt said...

Thanks so much for your contribution - we have certainly become aware of volacanic ash of late haven't we?
I try to visit as many contributors as possible each week but sometimes I just dont manage it, but we have a great ABC team and between us we see that everybody gets a comment. We are coming to the end of the current round and plans are in store for the next round, I do hope you will be part of the fun! If you would like to be part of the team just drop me an e-mail :-

Denise Nesbitt
ABC Wednesday founder & team member

denisebydesigns at googlemail dot com