Saturday, September 23, 2017

Spectacular Natural Phenomenon: Double Volcano Eruption Caught From Space (ISS)

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Not every day you get to see an active volcano, let alone two at the same time!     This is an amazing photograph caught by NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins from the...

Enchanting Lava Lake Movement Caught on Video

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This is the mesmerizing movement of the lava lake in Halema'uma'u Crater on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, revealing how the top cooler layer of crust constantly forms new patterns as...

Geological Oddity: The Underwater Tamu Massif Could be the Largest Single Volcano on Earth

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This could be the largest volcano on Earth! The Tamu Massif, the oldest and largest edifice of the Shatsky Rise oceanic plateau in the north-western Pacific Ocean, is a...

Yellowstone Supervolcano: Earthquakes Represent the Real Killer Hazard Events

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The pervasive hazard in Yellowstone is earthquakes. They are the killer events. Although a supervolcano blasting Yellowstone National Park may capture the imagination, the region's real risk comes from earthquakes...

Geological Oddity: Scientists Discover Hotspot Track Cross-Cutting the New Madrid Rift System

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There is a hotspot track cross-cutting the New Madrid Rift System! And it may explain the reactivation of the New Madrid rift system and seismicity of the eastern United States! Image: The...

Incredible Nature Phenomenon: Eerie Lava Falls at Kilauea Volcano Hawaii – September 2013

This nature spectacle is just magical!   Lava Falls II © Snorri Gunnarsson Look at the different yellow-orange-red to almost purple tones of this falling lava. The sound and vapour of the lava bed...

The Tamu Massif Is The Largest Volcano in the Entire Solar System

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We just keep discovering and discovering and I love that. A group of scientists say they've found an underwater volcano bigger than the size of New Mexico. Just imagine the...

Strange Volcanic Phenomenon: A Small Volcanic Vent Suddenly Appeared Near Rome’s Airport

What is this geyser-like fountain of steam, water and mud that suddenly opened in the ground near a road crossing near Rome's International airport Fiumicino? A new fumarole? Scientists are still...

This is the Amazing Video Showing the Largest Eruption of Sakurajima Volcano in Japan – August 18 2013

Sakurajima, one of Japan's most active volcanoes, experienced one of its most powerful eruptions in decades Sunday, sending an ash plume thousands of feet into the air. Japanese news...

Strange Sounds: Volcano Eruption Produces High-Frequency Hums

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Some volcanoes 'scream' at ever-higher pitches before they erupt. The noise is created by a tremor caused by a swarm of mini earthquakes that precedes the eruption. Scientists analysed an eruption sequence...

Geological Oddity: Discover the Eerie and Colorful Landscape of Dallol Volcano in Ethiopia

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Dallol is the hottest inhabited area on Earth, and is also one of the most remote places on Earth. Located in a depression, at more than 100 meters bellow sea...

Spectacular Earth Phenomenon: Volcanic Smoke Rings During Eruption of Mt Etna Italy

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When I used to smoke, I always tried to make smoke rings... Without success! When Mount Etna erupted on April 11,2013, it created amazing smoke rings. These so-called toroidal vortices or...

Are the Deep 8.2-Mag Earthquake in Sakhalin Region and Chirinkotan Volcano Eruption in Kuril Islands Related?

Almost the entire continent was shaken by a major 8.2 earthquake in the Sakhalin region. Tremors have been felt all across Russia and in Europe. Although the magnitude of...

Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Alarm in Costa Rica, Indonesia and Alaska – May 22 2013

Turrialba Volcano spits massive ash and gas trail in Costa Rica At 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Turrialba Volcano, located east of the province of Cartago, began to spew gas...

Popocatepetl Volcano: State of Alert After Seismic Activity Increases Near Mexico City – May 12 2013

Mexican towns in two central states and the capital were put on alert yesterday after seismic activity has increased at the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City following and the...

Loud Booms Heard Before The Eruption Of Lokon Volcano, Sulawesi Indonesia – March 25 2013

Mount Lokon in Tomohon City, North Sulawesi, erupted at 5:10 a.m., local time, on Monday. A loud boom was heard and lava was shot 2,000 meters into the sky...

Rare And Strange Nature Phenomenon: Volcanic Lightning Observed In The Eruption Columns Of Large Volcanoes

Why is there lightning in the eruption cloud? Lightning is one of nature’s most fascinating spectacles, and one of the most complicated: scientists still don’t understand it fully. Below is...

Wonderful Nature Phenomenon: Spectacular Video Of Mount Etna’s Eruption, Sicily, Italia – March 5 2013

Mount Etna, Europe's highest active volcano sent plumes of ash and lava into the night sky on...

Scientist finds the next megavolcano near the Samoan Islands – February 7 2013

Have you ever heard about super volcanoes? Pretty scary! Well a seismologist at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City discovered something much bigger in the Pacific which would...

Violent Seismic Activity Tears Africa in Two ?!?

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Violent Seismic Activity Tears Africa in Two ?!? The fissures began appearing years ago. But in recent months, seismic activity has accelerated in northeastern Africa as the continent breaks apart...