Category: Volcano

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

New simulation videos show what would happen to Washington’s coast if a Cascadia tsunami hits

It has been 320 years since the last major earthquake hit the Cascadia subduction zone. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants to help communities along Washington’s coast prepare for the next one. On Jan. 26, 1700, an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 9.0 struck the fault, causing the coastline to drop several […] Read More

Major eruption of Fuego volcano sends plume of ash 4,700 meters (15,400 feet) in the air in Guatemala

The Fuego volcano in Guatemala has undergone a major explosion on September 1, 2020, sending a cloud of ash up to 4,700 meters into the sky, after volcanologists have observed an increase in its activity in recent days. Volcan de Fuego, Spanish for “Volcano of Fire,” is an active volcano in Guatemala, Central America. The […] Read More

Sinabung volcano erupts again just hours after twin M6.8 and M6.9 quakes hit off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia – M6.6 earthquake the day before in Malaysia

A pair of powerful earthquakes has rocked the Indonesian coast on August 19, 2020. The M6.8 and M6.9 quakes shook the island of Sumatra maybe triggering the latest eruption of Sinabung volcano just hours later. The two quakes struck off Sumatra’s western coast on Wednesday morning, with an estimated depth of 22km (13 miles) and […] 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

Rare Smoke Ring Puffed By Kamchatka Volcano During Powerful Eruption (Video)

The highest volcano of Eurasia, the Klyuchevskoy volcano, is currently erupting. And during its eruptive phase that has started on April 10, the highest mountain on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia has even puffed a very rare and large volcanic smoke ring. Latest Video As reported by KVERT, the moderate explosive-effusive eruption of the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano continues. Strombolian and sometimes Vulcanian […] Read More

Second Violent Eruption of Anak Krakatau, Indonesia Within 3 Days

Another strong eruption occurred at Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano on April 13, 2020. This new explosion took place only three days after a powerful magmatic eruption sent a plume of ash and gas up to 14.3 km (47 000 feet) in the air on April 10, 2020. Tuesday’s latest roar was at around 13:54 UTC (20:54 […] 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

Mount Meager Volcano in British Columbia is Cracking, Collapsing and Threatening the Safety of the People

Scientists argue that the current big wobble experienced across the world is destabilizing volcanoes. And show that the Mount Meager, the last volcano to have exploded on Canadian soil, is cracking up, collapsing and threatening the safety of thousands of people around. This is spectacular. It’s not often you get to see underneath the bottom […] 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

Violent Eruption of Popocatepetl Volcano in Mexico (Video)

Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano violently erupted on February 25, 2020. Ash and debris were ejected into the air. WOW! The strong explosion occurred on Tuesday, 00:16 a.m. local time and ejected large amount of incandescent volcanic material into the air. Officials expect the activity of the volcano to continue at a low or intermediate level in […] Read More

‘Throat of fire’ volcano signalling imminent, devastating COLLAPSE

Scientists are warning that the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador is showing early signs of impending catastrophic collapse, after satellite data showed substantial internal damage from ongoing magma activity. Tungurahua, has been persistently active since 1999 so wear and tear was inevitable, especially given that the ‘Throat of fire,’ or ‘Black giant’ as the Quechua indigenous […] Read More

Ice Volcanoes Erupt Off Lake Michigan

Sunday was a great day to visit the beach and watch the waves interact with the ice. Here’s a couple “ice volcanoes” erupting at Oval Beach on February 16, 2020. The National Weather Service Grand Rapids posted on Twitter Sunday pictures of “ice volcanoes” erupting at Oval Beach. It was a great day to visit […] 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

Underwater Volcano Responsible for Giant Carbon Dioxide Vent Discovered Bubbling on the Seafloor off the Philippines

A new bubbling hotspot of carbon dioxide was discovered off the coast of the Philippines. Soda Springs is a result of an underwater volcano, which vents gas and acidic water through cracks in the ocean floor. Oceans are becoming increasingly acidic in recent years. This enhanced acidity disrupts marine life, leading to widespread ecosystem collapses, such […] Read More