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Posts on volcanoes and volcanic eruption happening around the world

Powerful eruption of Sinabung volcano sends ash 15km (50,000ft) in the air just days after official alert level was decreased in Indonesia

Just few days after the official alert level had been decreased, a massive explosion occurred last night at 02:53 local time, generating an ash plume that rose up to 15 km altitude...

Bermuda island mystery: The ancient volcano that built Bermuda is UNLIKE any other on Earth

No two volcanoes are the same, but they all form in the same handful of ways. All, it seems, except for the ancient volcano forming the foundations of the island of Bermuda. After examining...

Spectacular eruptions of Agung (Indonesia) and Sarychev (Russia) volcanoes – Increased seismic activity of Kusatsu Shirane, and Hakoneyama volcanoes (Japan)

Everyday, volcanoes erupt along the Ring of Fire. Here the latest volcanic explosions reported around the world. Agung volcano, Indonesia Bali's Mount Agung in Karangasem District...

Volcanic lava and fire erupts from the ground in Tripura, India, for the fourth time in a year

Sensation prevails after volcanic lava-like inflammable liquid has been reported erupting again in Tripura since Wednesday morning. The incident has been reported from Madhuban under Kathaltali village, on the outskirts of Agartala. This...

New active underwater volcano discovered off the coast of Mayotte responsible for intense and long-duration earthquake swarm

The source of the prolonged Mayotte earthquake swarm has been finally identified. It's a new active volcano discovered 3.5 km (2.7 miles) below sea surface, measuring 0.8 km (0.5 miles) high and...

Is the Ring of Fire heating up again? Volcanic eruptions of Agung, Sinabung, Krakatau (Indonesia), Nevados de Chillan (Chile) and Sakurajima (Japan)

On May 12, 2019, many volcanoes around the Ring Of Fire very active, spewing lava, ash and gas hundreds of meters abover their craters. Here a summary of the most potent eruptions:

Greater Seattle will be drowned by a river of hot mud

Poor Seattle can't catch a break. We've already covered how the mild-mannered city is particularly prone to giant earthquakes, but it gets even worse: the entire Greater Seattle is at the risk of...

How many volcanoes have the potential to trigger devastating tsunamis like lately Anak Krakatau?

An international team of researchers from the United States, the UK, and Indonesia has developed the first detailed computer model to represent the eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano in an effort...

Unusual earthquake swarm on Tenerife aligned with volcanic cones of the 1430 eruption in the Orotava Valley

A series of small earthquakes - M0.7 to M1.4 - has rattled the southern ridge of Tenerife. Such seismic activity is very unusual at this location. Moreover, the tremors are aligned with...

Mount Aso erupts for first time in two and a half years in Japan

Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, erupted about 6:28 p.m. on April 16, 2019, ejecting plumes of gas and ash 200 meters above the summit. That is the first eruption in two...

Hawaii: Mauna Loa volcano shows signs of increasing activity following Kilauea eruption

The Hawaii Volcano Observatory is monitoring Mauna Loa closely as the volcano shows signs of increasing activity following the Kilauea eruption. A lava flow from Mauna Loa during...

The volcanic unrest continues… And with the current solar minimum, it is not going to stop in a while! Be prepared! Ongoing eruptions in Kamchatka, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Chile… Unrest in New Zealand

There are currently 19 erupting volcanoes, 16 in minor eruption states (35 in total) and 32 volcanoes in unrest. This is a lot! And this enhanced volcanic activity is not going to...

New THERMAL AREA discovered at Yellowstone supervolcano has grown within last two decades and shows there is an unusual uptick in activity at Yellowstone and around

Scientists have discovered a new thermal area at Yellowstone National Park, which is believed to have grown in the past two decades. The previously unknown pocket of warmth was discovered nestled between...

Popocatepetl volcano alert raised after powerful explosion near Mexico City

The National Disaster Prevention Center (Cenapred) raised its alert for the Popocatépetl volcano from yellow Phase 2 to yellow Phase 3 due to increased volcanic activity - the highest warning level before...

Popocatepetl volcano explodes violently during LARGEST eruption in years in Mexico

Mexico's active Popocatepetl volcano has exploded late Monday evening, sending ash and debris high into the air and several kilometers away from the crater. The roar of the eruption was reported and...

Mt St Helens before and after its deadly 1980 eruption

Mount St. Helens is most notorious for its major 1980 eruption, the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in U.S. history. Mt St Helens before and after...

Strong M5.5 earthquake hits close to Kilauea volcano, Hawaii – Will it wake up AGAIN?

A Magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck the south flank of Kīlauea Volcano on Hawaiʻi Island at 12:55 a.m. HST early Wednesday morning. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.0 km (4.3 miles)...

Watch Mount St Helens volcano dome SWELL and mountain rise by 1640ft (500m)

Mount St Helens' volcano dome was caught swelling in size considerably, growing by 1,640ft (500m) during the volcanic unrest between 2004-2008, a shocking US Geological Survey (USGS) timelapse reveals. Nowadays, The volcano...

Forget the San Andreas Fault! California’s next ‘Big One’ could be a volcanic eruption, USGS WARNS

The U.S. Geological Survey has warned that California’s next big hazard could come in the form of a volcanic eruption - not a damaging earthquake, landslides, floods, tsunamis, and wildfires, as the...

Agung and Batur volcanoes have a connected plumbing system which led to Agung awakening in 2017 in Indonesia

When Mount Agung in Indonesia erupted in 2017, the search was on to find out why it had stirred. Thanks to information on ground deformation from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, scientists now...

Piton de la Fournaise volcano erupts again on La Réunion

The 'Piton de la Fournaise' - a shield volcano on the eastern side of Réunion island in the Indian Ocean - is erupting again. First eruption of Piton de la Fournaise in 2019:...

Etna volcano strongly erupts forcing partial airport closure in Italy – Aviation ALERT RED

Another powerful eruption occurred at Etna's NE crater on February 18, 2019, ejecting a volcanic plume several hundreds of meters in the air, and causing partial closure of the Catania International airport....

Popocatepetl volcano lights up the night sky of Mexico

Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano unleashed a powerful explosion on February 14, 2019. It was the first eruption of a long series of explosions that started about 9pm local time and went on for more...

Strong volcanic activity around the world: Eruptions of Merapi (Indonesia), Kadovar (PNG), Sheveluch (Russia) and Poas (Costa Rica)

Merapi, Indonesia A pyroclastic flow hurtled down the slopes of Merapi volcano over a distance of 400 meters on February 11, 2019 at 8:58 WIB local time. 

While nobody speaks about it anymore, here an fantastic flyover video of Fissure 8 in Leilani Estates, Big Island, Hawaii 2019

Just the other day I was wondering about this site... The media has lost interest in it.. I was so happy to find this video and how things are as of today...

New volcanic eruptions: Karangetang and Merapi (Indonesia), Planchon-Peteroa (Argentina-Chile), Shiveluch (Russia) – 4th eruption of Steamboat Geyser in 2019 (Yellowstone National Park)

Everyday, new volcanoes explode around the world. Here a volcanic update: Karangetang, Indonesia Karangetang volcano eruption and development of a small pyroclastic flow. Picture...

Mount St Helens lava dome is rising at 5 meters a day, preparing the next eruption

Mount St Helens could erupt again as scientists closely monitor a lava dome rising at five metres a day. A USGS scientist adds:"What is really phenomenal is how much rock is still coming...

Second MAJOR ERUPTION IN 24 HOURS of Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea, sends ash 16.7 km (55 000 feet) asl – Aviation alert RED – residents calling for immediate evacuation -Telecommunication towers and water...

Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea erupted very strongly on January 24, 2019, sending lava down the side of the cliffs a ejecting an ash and gas plume 16.7 km (55 000 feet)...

Eruption of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Costa Rica, acidifies rivers, killing hundreds of fish and a caiman

On Thursday an explosion occurred on Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Costa Rica. The water from the acidic lake was ejected and ended up in numbers of different streams, turning their...

Very shallow M4.2 earthquake hits right on the Enmedio volcano situated between Gran Canaria and Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain – Loud rumbles reported across both islands – Meanwhile 2 M6.0 earthquakes struck Vanuatu and...

An shallow earthquake of magnitude 4.2 (initially M4.3) hit right on the Enmedio volcano BETWEEN GRAN CANARIA AND TENERIFE, CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN at 6:3 7a.m. on January 18, 2019. Loud noises and rumblings...

Eruptions of Kuchinoerabujima volcano (Japan), Peteroa (Chile-Argentina), Merapi (Indonesia) and formation of new mud volcano in Guatemala – Seismic unrest in Mayotte: gas bubbles, sulfur smell and deep-sea fish kill

Here a compilation of the latest eruptions and seismic unrests around the world. Kuchinoerabujima volcano, Japan An explosive eruption occurred at about 9:19 am on...

Mount Michael volcano erupts in the remote South Sandwich Islands

Satellites aren't always sent in space to spy on us or to send focused beams of intense microwave radiation over entire Earth! These satellite images from January 1, 2019, show what appears...

The power of the Indonesia tsunami: Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its original size

The peak of Anak Krakatau was brought down by more than 200m after the flank collapse that triggered tsunami waves killing more than 420 about 10 days ago. Here some satellite pictures:

Powerful eruption of Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, turns snow GREY over wide area

The snow has turned grey around the Shevelush volcano in Kamchatka after its continuous and intense eruptive activity of the last 2 days. After the eruption, Shiveluch...

Krakatau volcano tsunami: At least 430 dead, 1500 injured and 22000 displaced on the 14-year anniversary of its 2004 Sumatra tragedy

The desperate search continues Wednesday for survivors of a tsunami which struck parts of western Indonesia, as the country marks the 14-year anniversary of its 2004 Sumatra tragedy - one of the most devastating...

Volcanic tsunami in Indonesia: New pictures and videos of the tsunami triggered by the eruptive activity of Anak Krakatau volcano

Here a compilation of videos and pictures from the volcanic tsunami most probably triggered by the crater collapse or an underwater landslide due to the volcanic activity of Anak Krakatau volcano on...

Volcanic unrest: 20 volcanoes across Indonesia currently showing above normal activity

Eruption of Soputan volcani in Indonesia. via Twitter The Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG) has noted that there are 20 volcanoes with above normal levels of...

Volcanic eruption triggers series of quakes that cracked up and fissured the island of Ambrym, Vanuatu

On December 15, 2018, a volcanic eruption on Vanuatu's Ambrym Island has sparked a series of earthquakes that have opened cracks around the island. This video by John Tasso...

Kilauea most recent eruption was its largest in at least 200 years

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano was one of the biggest and most compelling stories of the summer as the volcano spewed lava flows paved over miles, devoured an entire bay and redesigned the coastline of the...

Powerful eruption at Manam volcano, PNG, sends ash plume to 45000 feet asl, ashfall blocks sunlight

A powerful eruption started at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea on December 8, 2018, ejecting an ash plume up to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) above sea level and forcing authorities to raise the Aviation...