45. Is Mt. Erebus active. What kind of volcano is it? When will it erupt next? What do you guys have to do if it does erupt? When did it last erupt?
Jenna, LaRonne and Eric,
Great Question! Others have asked this as well. So I did a bit of research on the background of Mt. Erebus and posted it on my main page dated 1/14/11. To answer some of the questions that were not addressed in the larger post —
It is a Stratovolcano!
As it is erupting daily on a small scale and releasing most of its energy in that way, it is not expected to have a large eruption anytime soon. I have heard rumors that we have a plan if the volcano releases a large amount of lava, but I do not know what that is. Station management must not be too concerned about it.