Volcanic Eruption

Posts on volcanoes and volcanic eruption happening around the world

Yellowstone super-volcano eruptions were produced by gigantic ancient oceanic plate – A totally different history than previously thought

Yellowstone super-volcano has a different history than previously thought, according to a new study by a Virginia Tech geoscientist. Scientists have long thought that Yellowstone Caldera, part of the Rocky Mountains and located mostly...

Volcanic ash turns day into night on Ambae and blankets Vanuatu island forcing villagers to flee

The alert level for the Manaro volcano has been raised to level three after eruptions. Now, volcanic ash blankets Vanuatu island forcing villagers to flee. Hundreds of villagers are being evacuated from a volcanic Vanuatu...

Volcanic eruption updates: Strong activity at Krakatau (Indonesia), 3 eruptions in 12 hours at Agung (Indonesia) and strombolian eruption at Etna (Italy) – The show is there! Real fireworks from Hell

Here the volcanic updates for the currently most interesting volcanoes around the world: Anak Krakatau and Agung in Indonesia, and Etna in Italy. The show is there! Right from hell! The activity remains strong at...

Volcanic updates: Eruptions of Kilauea (Hawaii), Ambae (Vanuatu), multiple Indonesian volcanoes, Villarica (Chile), and Wai-O-Tapu (New Zealand)

The volcanic update for July 20-22, 2018. Have a nice sunday everyone... And take care! Be ready! Get prepared! Kīlauea Volcano Lower East Rift Zone Fissure 8 continues to erupt lava into the channel leading northeastward...

Volcanic update: Small lava island forms off Kapoho, Hawaii; Eruption Piton de la Fournaise volcano on La Reunion, Inflation continues in Öræfajökull volcano in Iceland, Continuous intense explosions of Anak Kratau in Indonesia, deep...

Volcanoes are exploding everywhere, even deep in our Solar System: A small lava island formed off Kapoho, Hawaii. The Piton de la Fournaise volcano on La Reunion Inland stared erupting again on July 13,...

Volcanic news: Eruptions continue at Agung (Indonesia), Sierra Negra (Galapagos), Pacaya (Guatemala), and Kilauea (USA); Unrest at Planchón-Peteroa (Chile)

Here the latest volcanic news. Eruptions continue at Agung (Indonesia), Sierra Negra (Galapagos), Pacaya (Guatemala), Planchón-Peteroa (Chile) and Kilauea (USA). Be safe! After the strong strombolian eruption of July 2, the Agung volcano has exploded...

The volcanic unrest continues: Eruptions of Agung volcano (Indonesia), Anak Krakatau (Indonesia), Mayon volcano (Philippines), White Island (New Zealand), Updates for Kilauea eruption (Hawaii) and Fuego eruption (Guatemala)

The volcanic unrest continues around the world with new eruptions occurring around the world. The latest are the explosions of Agung volcano (Indonesia), Anak Krakatau (Indonesia), Mayon volcano (Philippines), the volcanic unrest of White...

Agung volcano refuses to go back to sleep in Bali Indonesia. Activity seems to be picking up again! Plenty of flights cancelled… OMG!

It has been a day of pretty constant activity at Gunung Agung, and I thought it worth summarizing what’s been going on. The day started with weak but steady steam/smoke coming out of the crater....

New eruptions of Sierra Negra volcano in the Galapagos Islands and of Cleveland volcano in Alaska

Two volcanoes have started erupting on June 26, 2018. In the Galapagos Islands, the Sierra Negra volcano started erupting on June 26, just 10 days after the nearby La Cumbre volcano. The AVO has...

The volcanic unrest continues: Eruptions at Anak-Krakatau and Sinabung in Indonesia, Shinmoedake in Japan and Telica in Nicaragua

The volcanic unrest continues around the world with eruptions at Anak-Krakatau and Sinabung in Indonesia, Shinmoedake in Japan, Telica in Nicaragua and Kilauea in Hawaii in the last 2 days. These new eruptions follow...

Volcanic unrest around the world: eruptions at Fernandina island (Galapagos), Sakurajima (Japan), Klyuchevskoy (Russia) and Kilauea (USA)

There are currently many volcanoes erupting around the world. Here the latest updates. Eruption of Fernandina Island's volcano in the Galapagos archipelago on June 16, 2018 On June 16, nine earthquakes hit off Fernandina Island in...

Kilauea volcano is literally erupting green GEMS called olivine into the air

Since Hawaii’s Kilauea began erupting on May 3, the list of threats has seemed endless with lava tides, volcanic smog, lava haze, lava fountains, shards of glass in the wind, ash clouds, and a...

Is Galeras volcano waking up in Colombia? Volcanic earthquakes kill 2 people and damage several homes and roadways – More than 550 aftershocks

The Galeras Volcano in southern Colombia registered two moderate volcanic earthquakes on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, that left two people dead as well as several homes and roadways damaged. Since then, more than 550...

Magnetic reversal: Kilauea, Hawaii’s erupting volcano, has a magnetic field which flows in the OPPOSITE direction to the rest of the planet and sends compasses in crazy directions

Mount Kilauea, Hawaii's erupting volcano, has a magnetic field which flows in the OPPOSITE direction to the rest of the planet. The bizarre finding, which sends compasses into an uncontrollable spin, had scientists baffled....

Lava flow sparks Winter Weather Advisory on Big Island

The Hawaii volcano eruption has triggered a shock event that has left experts baffled. The interaction of lava with sea water has created an unusual weather phenomenon causing freezing rain on the Big Island...

Hawaii is rumbling: More than 12,000 earthquakes hit Big Island over the last 30 days

We haven’t seen anything like this since Hawaii first became a state back in 1959. HAWAII’s Big Island has been rocked by over 12,000 earthquakes in the past 30 days according to the United States...

Kilauea eruption: Lava flow evaporates Hawaii’s largest freshwater lake within hours

Steam billowed up from Hawaii's largest freshwater lake, Green Lake, as lava flow evaporated its placid waters within a few hours and made it the latest casualty from the Big Island's Kilauea volcano. A steam...

After Fuego, now Pacaya volcano erupts in Guatemala – Meanwhile 99 dead following Fuego volcanic eruption

While the death toll after Fuego's eruption has now climbed to 99 - and there are still lots of houses buried in ash - the Pacaya volcano ejected several lava flows from its summit....

Houses became ovens, and villages crematoriums: Guatemala volcano buries villages under meters of boiling ash

After the exceptional eruption - the deadliest volcanic eruption since 1902 - Guatemala's rescuers are battling boiling ash to recover Fuego's dead. They are working hard, but hope is slim as rescue teams report...

Fuego volcano strong eruption covers parts of Guatemala in ashes – Most powerful explosion in recent years

The Fuego volcano furiously erupted on June 3, 2018 at 8:15 am (local time) for the second time in 2018 ejecting ash 10,000 meters above sea level. This major eruption is considered one of...

Merapi volcano erupts sending plume of ash 11.6 km (38 000 feet) above sea level in Indonesia, Aviation color code RED

Indonesia's Merapi volcano erupted at 01:20 UTC (08:20 local time) on June 1, 2018, sending ash up to 11.6 km (38 000 feet) in the air in two minutes and prompting officials to raise...

Volcanic smog from Kilauea volcano blankets Marshall Islands, 3700km away

'Vog' from Kilauea volcano blankets Marshall Islands, 3700km away. And the volcanic smog will continue moving west, as Marshall Islands issues health warning. Haze from the Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii blanketed the Marshall Islands...

Free access to science articles of relevance to the eruption of the Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

Here some science articles if you want to better understand some aspects of the current Kilauea volcanic eruption: 1. Volcanic geology and eruption frequency, lower east rift zone of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii (Richard B. Moore) science...

Huge cracks almost swallow up family home in Hawaii as Kilauea volcanic activity increases

This video is terrifying! A huge crack related to the ongoing Kilauea volcanic eruption goes right through a family house. The building may be soon underground as the cracks in the ground are growing...

Video: Why Hawaii’s volcano is so UNUSUAL

Hawaii is known for its volcanoes, but most volcanoes on Earth exist along tectonic plate lines. Hawaii does not! What causes Hawaii to form, and how is it related to the mystery of a...

Merapi and Sinabung volcanoes erupt in Indonesia

Mount Merapi volcano on Indonesia’s Java island spewed ash more than 1 kilometre into the air on Monday. The eruption lasted for six minutes but there was no order for local residents to evacuate...

Before-and-after satellite images of Kilauea volcanic eruption in Hawaii

Eruptive fissures from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano have been spreading lava through parts of Leilani Estates near Pahoa since the start of May. The lava has destroyed homes, charred trees and taken out roads in...

Washington’s Glacier Peak volcano is among the most dangerous but remains the least-monitored and the least-studied in the Cascade range

Washington’s hidden Glacier Peak volcano is among the most dangerous. The volcanic peak is ranked by volcanologists among the country’s highest-threat volcanoes and has unleased eruptions five times bigger than Mount St. Helens’ stupendous...

Volcanic eruption update: Kilauea volcano (Hawaii), Popocatepetl volcano (Mexico) and Sinabung volcano (Indonesia)

Here the point about the ongoing volcanic eruptions around the world as of May 18, 2018. Kīlauea Volcano Summit, UPDATE, 5/17/18, 4:54pm HST After the explosive eruption early May 17, 2018, seismic levels have been gradually...

Strong explosion at Kilauea Overlook vent sends volcanic plume 30,000 ft in the air over Hawaii

At about 0415 this morning, an explosion from the Overlook vent within Halemaumau crater at Kilauea Volcano's summit produced a volcanic cloud that reaches as high as 30,000 ft asl and drifted northeast. Continued...

The US has 169 volcanoes that could erupt, including 50 that are considered “high priority” for monitoring. Here is where they are.

It’s not just Hawaii! No! The U.S. has 169 volcanoes that could erupt anytime. There are potentially active volcanoes all over the West and Alaska as well as Hawaii, and about 50 are considered high...

A look back at Kilauea’s spectacular Mauna Ulu eruption: amazing lava fountains, cascading lava falls, and eventually adding 230 acres of new land to Hawaii’s Big Island

The volcanic activity in Hawaii today is part of the ongoing Pu’u O’o eruption - the longest-duration eruption ever recorded on Kilauea. The Pu’u O’o eruption has been active, with varying levels of intensity,...

In case you were wondering about the status of the other 4 volcanoes on Big Island, Hawaii

While Kilauea volcano is erupting in Hawaii, here the status of the other 4 volcanoes on Big Island. Which one is next to erupt? Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

Why Hawaiians place plants before a wall of hot lava in Hawaii? These are ti leaves, a sacred offering to Pele, a goddess associated with fire and volcanoes

Among the astounding and forbidding images of the Kilauea eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii, there is a striking photo of lava advancing on a row of leafy branches, stuck into a crack...

Eruptions of Kilauea (Hawaii, USA), Cleveland (Alaska, USA) Piton de la Fournaise (Reunion Island, France) and Pacaya (Guatemala)

Here a compilation of the latest major volcanic eruption around the world: Kilauea (Hawaii, USA), Cleveland (Alaska, USA) Piton de la Fournaise (Reunion Island, France) and Pacaya (Guatemala). At Kilauea, the eruption in the Leilani...

Video compilations of M6.9 earthquake near the south flank of erupting Kilauea volcano in Hawaii

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Hawaii's Big Island about 12:33pm Friday and was centered near the south flank of Kilauea volcano. It is the strongest earthquake to hit Hawaii since 1975 when a magnitude...

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts, spewing lava from giant crack and forcing evacuations

Hawaii's famed Kilauea volcano underwent a new eruption Thursday that is now threatening neighborhoods with red lava on the eastern edge of Hawaii Island, prompting evacuations. A giant crack about 500 feet long has formed...

Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Reunion Island erupts again powerfully – Alert level raised to 2-2 – Four eruptive cracks form – long and rapid lava flows – Hell on Earth

Following the crack eruption of the Piton de la Fournaise on April 4, 2018, a progressive increase in seismicity on April 27 evolved into a seismic crisis, accompanied by a rapid deformation indicating that...

Experts Discuss Warning Signs of Eruption of Super Volcano at Yellowstone National Park

Rumors are circulating that the super volcano in Yellowstone National Park will erupt sooner than expected. Scientists say the eruption would blanket most of the U.S. in ash, sending the earth into a volcanic...

Island of no return: Vanuatu evacuates entire population of volcanic Ambae – Thousands permanently resettled as Manaro volcano spews ash 30cm deep

Thousands of south Pacific islanders at the mercy of an active volcano will be permanently relocated by the end of May, the Vanuatu government has said. Ash as deep as 30cm has already settled...