Category: Volcano

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

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

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

La Palma volcano eruption update: 5,000 evacuated, hundreds of homes destroyed by flowing lava, surface inflation continues (19cms)

The Spanish Civil Guard evacuated around 5,000 people from their homes last night after a volcanic eruption took place on the Canary Island of La Palma at 3.12pm local time on Montaña Rajada, in the forest area of Cabeza de Vaca in El Paso. The emergency level was raised to red at 5pm local time, […] 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

Scientists warn a catastrophic supervolcano eruption is much more likely than previously believed – And there are more than 20 such volcanoes around the world

Imagine a year in the world that summer never arrives. The sky takes on a gray hue during the day and glows red at night. Flowers do not bloom. Trees die in the winter. Then, this same disheartening cycle repeats itself, year after year. This is a picture of life on earth after the eruption […] Read More

Under-ice volcanic eruption at Vatnajökull Glacier in Iceland triggers sudden flooding and strong sulphuric smell along the Skafta river

The river Skaftá in Southern Iceland is currently flooding and everything indicates the increasing level of water is linked to geothermal and volcanic activity… Electrical conductivity in the river has increased steadily over the past two days, an indication that geothermal factors are involved. According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, sulphuric smells have also been reported in […] 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

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