Category: Volcano erupts

A New eruption at Anak Krakatoa in Indonesia (videos and pictures)

A new eruption started at the Anak Krakatoa, or Krakatau, volcano on Rakata Island in Indonesia on 3 February 2022, as seen in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. The eruption prompted the Anak Krakatau Volcano Observatory to raise the aviation colour code to orange. The eruption started at around 16:15 local time, […] Read More

Powerful eruption of Fuego Volcano ejects column of ash and gas 2.76 miles over Guatemala

A large explosion has been heard for miles around after Volcan du Fuego erupted in Guatemala and expelled molten lava. Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala.— Luis Telo (@lmadrt) February 3, 2022 A tweet from the National Seismological agency of Guatemala (Sismología Nacional de Guatemala) said that an “explosion of moderate to strong characteristics” was recorded […] Read More

Sudden and spectacular Semeru eruption kills 13 and injures 57 as rescuers are still searching villages blanketed in molten ash for survivors

The death toll from a sudden, spectacular eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Semeru has risen to 13, disaster officials said Sunday, as rescuers searched villages blanketed in molten ash for survivors. The eruption of Java’s biggest mountain caught locals by surprise on Saturday, sending thousands fleeing its path of destruction and forcing hundreds of families into […] Read More

Explosion and unusual seismic signals recorded at Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines; Last eruption in 1991 considered 2nd largest eruption of the 20th century

A “weak explosion” was recorded at Mt. Pinatubo on Tuesday, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. PINATUBO VOLCANO ADVISORY30 November 20214:00 PM #PinatuboVolcano— PHIVOLCS-DOST (@phivolcs_dost) November 30, 2021 In its latest bulletin, Phivolcs said the explosion was recorded between 12:09 p.m. and 12:13 p.m. pinatubo explosion november 30 2021. Twitter “The event produced […] Read More

3,000 people in 3 coastal towns locked down in La Palma after new lava flow crashes into ocean forming new delta

Authorities on the Spanish island of La Palma ordered 3,000 residents of three coastal towns (​​Tazacorte, San Borondón, El Cardónto) stay indoors on Monday after a new stream of lava crashed into the ocean, sending thick clouds of potentially toxic gases high into the sky. Imágenes de la entrada de la lava al mar a […] Read More

La Palma update: Main cone collapses again releasing high quantity of lava and ash – Extremely bad air quality – Each tremor can break open another flow

After a 4.9 earthquake on Sunday afternoon, part of the la Palma volcano’s main cone collapsed. Lava has started to overflow from a secondary opening. Keeping an eye on La Palma. Earlier, after a 4.9 earthquake, part of the volcano's main cone collapsed on the island. Lava has started to overflow from a secondary opening. […] Read More

Several volcanic earthquakes rattle dangerous Tambora volcano in Indonesia – Is magma chamber filling up again? Are we heading to another year without summer?

Since about 3 months now, daily volcanic tremors of different intensity have hit the the feared Tambora volcano in Indonesia. The volcanologists are apparently not worried as the volcano remains in green status. Of course, volcanic earthquakes can also occur without any meaning, but the interesting thing is we are talking about Tambora here. The […] Read More

La Palma eruption news: Two M5.0 earthquakes within 24 hours and record ash emission! There’s so much ash on La Palma that houses and even cemeteries are buried

Here some bad news about the ongoing eruption on La Palma. The volcano is spewing record amounts of ash while two M5.0 earthquakes hit the island within 24 hours. More ash According to specialists from the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (Pevolca), the volcano has started emitting much more volatile material in recent hours. Cemetery […] Read More

La Palma eruption update: Enormous pressure is building up under the volcano as ground inflates 17cm in 24 hours – Possible violent explosion in the next few days

Yesterday evening, the north-western flank of the cone collapsed after the volcano had its strongest daytime activity since the beginning of the eruption (Sept. 19th). Large amounts of lava flowed out. The Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to wreak havoc at La Palma, where lava streams like these ones pour from the fissures. The eruption has continued […] Read More

La Palma Update: Strongest M5.0 earthquake hits the island – Main cone collapses again – Amazing lava flow videos

La Palma volcano continues to spew out lava, ash and solid material from four main vents, releasing tons of lava, ash and solid volcanic material. El volcán de #LaPalma tiene cuatro bocas con una actividad intensa y diversa: emisión de ceniza y piroclastos, actividad estromboliana y profusión de lava con desgasificación blanca.Imágenes captadas el 22/10/2021 […] Read More

Rain forecast for La Palma: Officials fear torrents of water running down the volcano over the water-resistant lava and flash flooding already impacted cities and residents

A rain forecast for La Palma has triggered concerns about torrents of water that could form over the water-resistant lava. In Tazacorte, one of the hardest-hit municipalities, there is a 95% chance of rain on Saturday, according to the national weather service Aemet. Officials from the Canaries Volcano Risk Prevention Plan (Pevolca) have advised residents […] Read More

Mount Aso explodes powerfully! Volcanic activity raises Japanese island, exposing sunken Second World War ships

An undersea volcano and related tectonic activity near the Ogasawara island chain in Japan has raised the island of Iwo Jima, exposing a fleet of partially sunken Second World War ships. Aerial footage from the Japanese All-Nippon News Network reported the strange phenomenon on Monday. The black beach on Iwo To, formerly known as Iwo […] Read More

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

La Palma volcano eruption MELTS pipes for water supply – 3,000 people without water – Air quality worsens and leads to more lockdowns

The La Palma volcano eruption continues and doesn’t show signs of stopping soon… So far more than 3304 hectares have been covered by ash and lava buried about 367.3 hectares. 1005 buildings have been affected of which 880 are completely destroyed. More than 6,000 of La Palma islands’s 85,000 inhabitants have been evacuated. And there […] 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

New lava lake reappears in the crater of the Nyiragongo volcano in eastern DR Congo 4 months after a major eruption killed 32 people in May 2021

After the eruption in late May, the disappearance of lava from the crater had sparked fears that it remained buried under Goma, now it has reappeared. The reappearance of a lava lake in the crater of the Nyiragongo volcano in eastern DR Congo is a good sign, experts said Sunday, four months after a major […] 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

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

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

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

Volcano erupts following 4.2 earthquake in Italy amid coronavirus lockdown

As if the people of Italy doesn’t have enough to contend with now, Italy’s Stromboli Volcano has erupted spewing lava and ash, amid a 4.2 magnitude earthquake that also rocked Calabria in the midst of the country continuing its coronavirus lockdown. According to reports, Footage of the volcano eruption emerged on Twitter shortly after midnight there. The Videos […] Read More