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kawah-ijen hydrochloric or sulphuric acid?[edit]

Help with overly technical section[edit]

Greetings. An IP on 1257 Samalas eruption is complaining that the section on the eruption is written in an overly technical fashion. The complaint seems reasonable but I don't know much about how to render it less technical and I don't want to simply leave the tag unaddressed. Pinging some people (@Ceranthor and Volcanoguy:) who have brought volcano material to featured status on the assumption that they might know what to do. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 21:17, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

@Jo-Jo Eumerus: I can try to copyedit/rewrite it. I'm busy now, but will possibly have some free time later tonight. Best, ceranthor 23:40, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Gave it a run-over to explain some of the less accessible terms, but I honestly don't think it's that technical compared to other volcanology articles I've encountered. ceranthor 00:46, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
Thx. I've rewritten that section some more and expanded the article. (Honestly though, I think the climate parts of the article are the most problematic ones; given that the effects of the eruption are currently being researched giving due weight to all viewpoints is a moving target) Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 12:44, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@Jo-Jo Eumerus: I don't find the eruption section is overly technical. Volcanoguy 13:05, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Tambora rewrite[edit]

Greetings, does someone here know a source for A volcanic eruption as large as the Tambora 1815 eruption would cause a catastrophic devastation with more fatalities. Therefore volcanic activity in Indonesia is continuously monitored, including that of Mount Tambora in the Mount Tambora article? It's unsourced and I can't find any source for it. I have to work on updating the article, too - help would be appreciated. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 11:39, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

Missing article?[edit]

I saw Mount Io on Japan's Kyushu island erupted for the first time in 250 years and was going to add it appropriately, but of those listed at the disamb Mount Iō, I don't think any of those are listed, and its not included in the list of volcanoes in Japan. I'd figure I'd drop this for experts in this area to figure out if we actually already do have one, or if this is a missing article. --Masem (t) 14:30, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Based on the JMA website it seems to be Kirishimayama which has a sub-volcano known as Shinmoedake. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 16:32, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Mount Cayley massif[edit]

Article is at GAN if anyone is interested in reviewing it. Volcanoguy 12:41, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Dubious "volcano"[edit]

See Talk:Turfan_volcano#Dubious. Tisquesusa (talk) 09:15, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

2018 lower Puna eruption suggested to merge with 2018 Hawaii earthquake[edit]

There's an ongoing discussion about Merge from earthquake. According to WP:PM I'd like to notify this Wikiproject to get a wider range of opinions. --ThT (talk) 09:41, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

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At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

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On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

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