My name is Oliver Beck. I'm here mainly to report on the current activity of the Mt Etna volcano. I was infected by the volcano virus as an 11-year-old boy when I visited Etna in the summer of 1979 and was able to observe explosive activity directly at the summit craters. In 2002 I returned to the mountain and in 2004 I started to report regularly about Mt Etna in German language on my website. Since then I have climbed the volcano many times and experienced several #eruptions.
Of course I am also interested in other volcanoes (LaPalma, Stromboli, Turrialba and many more) and volcanology in general. I love stones and minerals and their chemistry. So I hope to learn more here as well. I live in Hesse (Germany) on the edge of the Vogelsberg. This is the largest extinct volcanic area in Europe. I love nature and hiking. I like to visit abandoned quarries, which reveal a lot about the former activity of the Vogelsberg. So I will also report about my backyard geology here from time to time.
Other interests of mine are my garden, cooking and my Sphinx cats.
@EtnaUpdater being infected by a volcano virus sounds like a script you should be selling to SciFi channel
“In a world where you thought volcanos couldn’t possibly be any more dangerous and cool - this group of college friends on a routine TV-14 camping trip will find out just how sinister the universe can be - WHEN THEY ALL GET VOLCANO INFECTIONS…tune in on Wednesday’s - it’s about to get. Hot.”
@EtnaUpdater Now that is an intro! love it! I am also facinated by volcanos so you are on my list! 😁Welcome to Mastodon!
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