Unusual vortices twist over Kīlauea Volcano in Hawaii (video)

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An unusual sight was recorded by helicopter over the Episode 61g lava flow field on Hawai‘i Island recently. Several vortices were seen twisting just above the Pulama pali at...

Deep M6.8 earthquake rattles Bolivia after M6.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji Island (maps) – Volcanic eruptions in Indonesia, Japan and Costa Rica

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A strong M6.8 earthquake hit Bolivia at 13:40 UTC on April 2, 2018 at a depth of 557.2 km (346 miles) 13.1 km (8.1 miles) NNE of Carandayti. There...

Mud volcano erupts throwing flames 150 meters above crater in Azerbaijan

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The "Ayrantokan" mud volcano in Baku's Garadagh district erupted during 7 minutes on March 29, 2018 at around 21:10, ejecting flames 100-150 meters above the volcanic crater and covering...

Unrest at Öræfajökull, Iceland’s second deadliest volcano, continues to grow – March 2018 is most active month on record

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After lying dormant for nearly more than 250 years the volcano suddenly began showing signs of growing activity in the fall of 2016. Since then the seismic activity has...

Over 4,000 square miles in Texas are sinking in giant holes where new lakes are forming

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It began with sinkholes. Two of them, gaping mouths to nowhere opening up as if to swallow the town of Wink, Texas. As they expanded, there were fears they...

The Hayward Fault in California is the most dangerous earthquake fault in the USA and the single most urbanized earthquake fault in the United States

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California’s Hayward Fault is considered one of the most dangerous seismological zones in the United States. It runs through the densely populated hills of the East Bay, sketching a...

Probability of a VEI 5+ volcanic eruption within 5 years is over 95%

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These spheres represent the volume of erupted tephra for some of the most widely-known explosive volcanic eruptions. Although most people believe that Vesuvius (79 AD - the Pompeii eruption),...

Supervolcano in Utah: The eruption of 20 ancient “supervolcanoes” discovered near the Utah-Nevada was 5,000 times larger than the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption

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For 30 years, BYU geologists have searched for the volcano that produced thousands of cubic kilometers of pyroclastic flow on the Utah-Nevada border. Piecing together the geologic evidence from...

Series of cataclysmic volcanic eruptions in Iceland during the Middle Ages spurred Icelanders to turn away from their pagan gods and convert to Christianity

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A series of Earth-shattering volcanic eruptions in Iceland during the Middle Ages may have spurred the people living there to turn away from their pagan gods and convert to...

Deep M6.4 earthquake hits Indonesia

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A deep M6.4 earthquake hit 214km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia on March 25, 2018 at 20:14:47 UTC. On the USGS website, more than 75 people have reported the quake, although...

The first explosive eruption of Shinmoedake volcano in 10 days was so powerful it produced the first pyroclastic flow of the Japanese volcano in latest eruptive episode (video)

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Today, March 25, 2018, was the first explosive eruption of Shinmoedake volcano in 10 days and what for an eruption! It produced the first pyroclastic flow of the Japanese...

Greenland’s mysterious disappearing lakes: Greenland is cracking apart and the web of intertwined ice fissures is getting wider

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This ice sheet, which covers 1.7 million square kilometers , was relatively stable 25 years ago, but now loses one billion tons of ice every day. On a...

M4.6 and M4.7 earthquakes hit near Eureka, California – Series of 24 tremors hit The Geysers, Ca

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A magnitude 4.6 earthquake hit off the coast of Northern California Thursday morning at 9:24 a.m. about eight miles west of Humboldt Hill and roughly 11 miles away from...

Dangerous volcanic activity around the world: Kawah Ijen releases toxic gases poisoning 30 in Indonesia, giant cracks opens up in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Ambae eruption has destroyed crops in...

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Kawah Ijen in Indonesia released toxic gases on March 21, 2018 from 19:00 to 21:00 (local time) injuring 30. Kenya's Rift Valley is moving again with the formation of...

New evidence for plume beneath Yellowstone National Park. The plume is part of a zone that runs to the park all the way from Mexico

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A plume is a still theoretical abnormality that lies at the boundary between the Earth's core and the mantle, and rises through the mantle into the crust — an...

Russia News: Extreme water receding in Kholmsk and eruption of Ebeko volcano (videos)

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Some weird things happened on March 20, 2018 in Russia. Today, ocean waters almost disappeared from Kholmsk, panicking residents living on the southwest coast of the Sakhalin Island. A day...

Canal completely drained after huge 100ft wide sinkhole opens up just feet from a boat in Cheshire, UK

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This sailor was dramatically plucked to safety after a giant 100ft wide sinkhole opened up in the middle of the Shropshire Union canal in Middlewich, Cheshire just feet from...

Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake update: Thousands of people are expected to be killed as forecast in last official report

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Damage estimates in the latest report are significantly higher than those given in previously published studies if a M9.0 earthquake hits along the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Thousands of people are...

Giant 3-km-long crack cuts off heavy traffic road in Kenya after torrential rains

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The Narok - Mai Mahiu road has been reopened to traffic after repair works on the section that had been cut off by flood waters. Hundreds of travellers were...

Seismic unrest in Iceland: M4.8 earthquake hits near Siglufjörður and Aksja volcano rattled by M3.8 quake followed by smaller aftershocks

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A M3.8 earthquake rattled Askja volcano on March 14, 2018 at 21:10 UTC. Several smaller tremors followed. This is the largest quake in the area since August 2014. It...