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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Kilauea volcano in Hawaii: Significant changes on the 61G flow field with small breakouts on the Pali and very large flow discovered near the Pu’u ‘O’o vent (video)

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Significant changes on the 61G flow field on March 8, 2018... still a number of small breakouts on the Pali this morning... but a very large flow was discovered...

Alert level raised from yellow to orange due to increased activities for underwater volcano Kick ’em Jenny in Grenada

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Monday, March 12, 2017, the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) raised the alert level from yellow to orange “due to increased activities” for the underwater volcano, Kick 'em Jenny...

Explosive eruption at Shinmoedake volcano in Japan (video)

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The world is unprepared for next major eruption: The next big blast will hobble global trade, communications and financial systems

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The devastating Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 and the Tōhoku earthquake in Japan in 2011 highlighted some of the worst-case scenarios for natural disasters. But humanity has not had...

Mount Etna sparks fears of fiery eruption after rapid swarm of earthquakes in Italy

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Mount Etna, one of the word's most active volcanoes, sparked fears of a fiery eruption on Thursday after a rapid succession of powerful tremors rocked the fiery mountain. Residents...

Japan volcano Mount Shinmoe erupts after 5 months of rest

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Mt. Shinmoe on the southwestern Japanese main island of Kyushu erupted again on March 1, 2018, less than five months after its last eruption. The eruption occurred at around...

The biggest volcano eruptions in recorded history (video)

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Earth has had a dramatic history, filled with its share of angry outbursts. Here's how the largest volcanic eruptions measure up. The Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) ranks eruptions by size...

Hephaestus mud volcano erupts in Russia covering several hundreds of meters with mud (video)

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On February 22, 2018, the Hephaestus volcano, located in Taman, in Krasnodar Territory of Russia, erupted, covering several acres of land with mud and cracking down the Earth across...

Elevated volcanic activity reported at Mount Michael on Saunders Island, South Sandwich Islands in the Southern Atlantic Ocean

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A thermal anomaly inside the summit crater of Mount Michael on Saunders Island was discovered in a satellite image by Landsat 8 taken on January 31, 2018. Now in...