Category: Volcanic Eruption

Already one month on! And no signs La Palma volcanic eruption will end soon! Lava tsunami – enhanced seismic activity – Flight cancellation – More evacuations – Schools reopen – Insane videos

Chaos, fears, seismic unrest and lava flow continue on the Spanish isle of La Palma after a MONTH of sustained eruption. Altough many believed the eruption would be short lived, yesterday’s official statement indicates that there’s no immediate end in sight to the volcanic eruption. And today, at 11:45 am local time (6:45 am ET) […] Read More

La Palma update: Lava destroys cement factory prompting more lockdowns – Increased seismic and volcanic activity

The new volcano that began erupting on September 19 on La Palma, in Spain’s Canary Islands, showed its destructive power once again over the weekend. On Saturday, parts of the northern face of the volcano’s cone collapsed, leading the lava to overflow in different directions. This collapse has led to a “notable rise” in the […] Read More

Large amount of pumice volcanic stones mysteriously washes up on the coast of Kitadaito Island, Japan; Did we miss another underwater eruption?

In October, a large amount of pumice stones – a very light and porous volcanic rock formed when a gas-rich froth of glassy lava solidifies rapidly – have been found along the coast of Kitadaito Island in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The Meteorological Agency is now investigating its origin. First results show, they could have been […] Read More

Another 116 earthquakes hit southern part of La Palma in 48 hours – That’s more that 230 in 4 days! Subsidence detected! Get prepared for the tsunami! Sulfur dioxide cloud reaches Venezuela

The seismic activity continues in the south of La Palma. In the last 24 hours, more than 116 earthquakes have been recorded by IGN. The current swarm has started 4 days ago, when another 115 rattled the same area within 24 hours. Seismic activity 4-5 October 75 earthquakes have been located in the southern part of […] Read More

Hawaii: Kīlauea volcano is erupting – Aviation Color: RED – Volcano alert level: WARNING

Kīlauea volcano is erupting. At approximately 3:20 p.m. HST on September 29, 2021, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) detected glow in Kīlauea summit webcam images indicating that an eruption has commenced within Halemaʻumaʻu crater in Kīlauea’s summit caldera, within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Webcam imagery shows fissures at the base of Halemaʻumaʻu crater generating lava flows on the […] Read More

La Palma eruption update for Sept. 22nd: Lava buries more than 150 hectares of land and destroys more than 320 homes – Cloud of sulfur dioxide reaches mainland Spain

Despite diversion efforts, the gigantic walls of lava keep their move towards the oceanhave, always destroying more homes in La Palma. Meanwhile, a cloud of sulfur dioxide has reached mainland Spain on Wednesday afternoon and will gradually cover the entire Iberian peninsula on Thursday and Friday. Experts monitoring the eruption of a volcano on the […] Read More

New paroxysmal eruption of Etna volcano in Italy sends ash plume to 9,000 m altitude

After little more than 3 weeks of rest, the Etna volcano has again produced a violent lava fountaining episode, known as paroxysm, from its SE crater this morning, September 21, 2021. At 4.20 a.m. local time, volcanic tremor suddenly began to rise sharply. At 8.15 a.m., ash emissions were seen from the New SE crater, and […] Read More

Lava shoots up from volcano on La Palma in Spanish Canary Islands

LA PALMA, Spain, Sept 19 (The Remnants) – A volcano erupted on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma on Sunday, sending fountains of lava and a plume of smoke and ash into the air from the Cumbre Vieja national park in the south of the island. Authorities had already begun evacuating the infirm and […] Read More

Volcanic Erupting Across the Globe: 7 pyroclastic flows at Merapi (Indonesia), Possible underwater eruption in Iceland, Popocatepetl volcano explosion (Mexico), Campi Flegrei earthquake swarm (Italy)

With more than 40 volcanoes showing signs of unrest around the world, you probably want to know which were the latest to blow. Here’s a summary of the latest major volcanic explosions around the world in pictures and videos… Indonesia’s most volatile volcano has erupted on the densely populated island of Java, spewing smoke and […] Read More

A dangerous African lake with explosive power is about to erupt in the seismic active East African Rift Valley

In central Africa is a deep lake that has a dangerous propensity to explode – but tapping it as a source of energy could help avert disaster. Lake Kivu is one of Africa’s strangest bodies of water. An unusual set of properties make it an intriguing subject for scientists, as well as a potential source […] Read More

Krakatoa is still active, and we are not ready for the tsunamis another eruption would generate

The August 1883 eruption of Krakatoa was one of the deadliest volcanic explosions in modern history. The volcano, found in the middle of the Sunda Strait in between two of Indonesia’s largest islands, was on a small island which disappeared almost overnight. The eruption was so loud it could be heard in Reunion, some 3,000 […] Read More

Strong Eruption of Sangay Volcano in Ecuador Burying 55,000 Hectares of Banana Plantation

The strong eruption of Ecuador’s Sangay volcano on September 20, 2020, has covered tens of thousands of hectares of banana production under a carpet of ash. And the explosion ejected so much ash that it turned the day into night across the province of Chimborazo in Ecuador. According to exporter association Acorbanec, around 55,000ha of […] Read More

Powerful Lahars Race Down the Steep Slopes of Fuego Volcano After Strong Eruption in Guatemala

Moderate to strong lahars descended down the slopes of the Volcán de Fuego in El Jute and Las Lajas ravines. The two ravines are on the eastern flank of the volcano and are tributaries of the Achuguate and Guacalate rivers, respectively. ,center>First the volcanic eruption on the 4th of July: Then the ferocious river of […] Read More

Deadly Earthquake Hits Under Sleeping Volcano Near Tehran, Iran – Panicked Residents Spill Into the Streets

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit close to a sleeping volcano in northern Iran. Panicked residents in and around Tehran rush onto the streets despite lockdown. The very shallow quake (7km or 4.3 miles), downgraded from M5.1 to M4.6 sent ripples across Iran’s north shortly after midnight local time on Friday. Latest Video It struck north of the city […] Read More

In 1935 They Dropped Bombs To Divert Lava Flows on Mauna Loa, Hawaii… And Two Have Just Been Discovered During A Trek

Check out these up close photo’s of the unexploded bombs that’s been sitting imbedded in the lava up on Mauna Loa. These bombs were dropped on either the 1935 or 1942 lava flows in an attempt to divert the lava flow from possibly flowing into Hilo. About a month ago, a hiker stumbled across two […] Read More

We Are Unprepared For The Next Major Eruption

Similar to the current epidemic crisis, a new scientific paper suggests the world is not prepared to face the next major volcanic eruption. Scientists insist we need to better plan ahead for the next cataclysmic volcanic eruption, which could hobble global trade, communications and financial systems, like the pandemic emergency we are facing right now! […] Read More

La Garita Caldera Was Created by the World’s Most Explosive Volcanic Eruption (VEI 9.2) in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains

The La Garita caldera in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains is an astonishing 22 miles wide and 62 miles long. The giant scar was formed by the most explosive volcanic eruption on the planet to date. Colorado is well-known for its tarantula migration, mattress migration and its genocide pit. But likely not for its catastrophic volcanic eruptions – the state […] Read More

Breaking News: Powerful Eruption at Merapi Volcano Indonesia

A high-level eruption took place at the Indonesian Merapi volcano, Central Java at 22:22 UTC on March 2, 2020. According to the Darwin VAAC, volcanic ash reached 10.7 km (35 000 feet) above sea level. Pyroclastic flows descended 2 km (1.2 miles) down the slopes of the volcano, Indonesia’s Geology and Volcanology Research Agency reports. The eruption […] Read More

Strong Merapi (Indonesia) and Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia) Volcanic Eruptions Videos

Volcanic eruptions never stop around the Ring of Fire. Yesterday, February 13, 2020, the Merapi volcano in Indonesia and the Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia erupted strongly. Look at the videos below! The activity along the Ring of Fire isn’t decreasing at all. Within the last 24 hours, it experienced a M7.0 earthquake in […] Read More

Large Eruption at Mount Shindake in Japan Ejects Plume 7,000 Meters in the Air and Triggers Pyroclastic Flow

Mount Shindake on the Japanese island of Kutinoerabu erupted in the early hours of February 3, 2020. The strong volcanic eruption sent a plume of ash and gas 7,000 meters in the air and created a 900-meter-long pyroclastic flow on the southwest slope of the crater. Mount Shindake erupted at 5:30 a.m. on February 3, […] Read More

Earth Cracks Apart And River Dries Up As Swarm Of Earthquakes Rocks Taal Volcano

The Taal volcano is currently being hit by hundreds of volcanic earthquakes, resulting in deep earth cracks. Meanwhile, the ground is so cracked up that parts of Pansipit River in Batangas are drying up. The Taal Volcanic eruption has been characterized by continuous magmatic and hydrovolcanic activity that generated 700-meter tall dark gray steam-laden plumes that drifted […] Read More

Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Jan 2020: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Kilauea, Mauna Loa, Sakurajim, Taal…

Fuego (Guatemala): (11 Jan) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA DISP Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EM OBS IN WEBCAM 1534Z Kilauea (Hawai’i): The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) note that the rates of seismicity over the month of December 2019 were variable but within […] Read More

8 still missing in New Zealand Volcano Eruption

Eight people were still missing after a volcanic eruption in New Zealand, with no indications they survived the explosion that has already left five dead, police said Tuesday. After initial confusion about how many people were visiting White Island when it erupted unexpectedly on Monday, police said a clearer picture of the disaster was emerging. […] Read More