Showing posts with label volcanoes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label volcanoes. Show all posts

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Historic Moment

Very, very rare photograph of the last time Indian Mound in Northeast Kansas City erupted. According to native lore it was shortly before 1700.  This picture was taken by a trapper who was just passing through.   The photograph, which is a glass plate negative, can be found in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Scenic Byway Goes Volcanic

In an area not known to be seismic alarming signs of island creation are underway. North Terrace Lake is churning with potential new lava land. Kansas City Parks and Recreation has mobilized to move the newly nesting geese to safety until the danger has passed. A team from the US Geological Survey is on site to measure seismic activity and gaseous outflow.

Photo courtesy of the estate of B. Finch.