Category: Volcano erupts

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