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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 a simplified explanation. Lightning is...

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 volcano shook on Saturday night...

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 media said it was the...

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 the tremors felt in Moscow...

Volcanic Eruption Creates Tornadoes at Sinabung Volcano (VIDEO) – February 2014

Like Volcanoes Aren’t Scary Enough, Now They’re Spawning Twisters! The Indonesian volcano Sinabung was dormant until pretty recently. In January 2014, it switched to high gear, blasting out massive amounts of ash high into the atmosphere. A...

Yellowstone Supervolcano: Earthquakes Represent the Real Killer Hazard Events

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 said researchers at the Geological...

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 investigating this weird phenomenon since...

This is neither a shipwreck nor an ancient underwater city! First discovery of an asphalt volcano off Galveston, Texas

When we think of volcanoes, we generally think of beautiful and terrifying cone-shaped mountains spewing ash and hot glowing lava. But not all volcanoes are as majestic at first glance. NOAA explorers recently made a...

Enchanting Lava Lake Movement Caught on Video

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 the lava churns. As you might...

3 volcanic quakes shake coastal Mt. Mayon with steam plumes spotted in the Philippine Islands

DAET, Camarines Norte – A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has hit the northern shores of Camarines Norte and Catanduanes provinces early morning on Sunday, May 11, 2014. The tremor epicenter was at 93 kilometers northwest 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 and ash from two crater...

Amazing Earth Phenomenon: The Incredible 2009 Underwater Volcano Eruption in Tonga and its Possible Link to Massive Earthquake (VIDEO)

This amazing underground volcanic eruption began on March 16, 2009 just off the coast of Tonga in the South Pacific. Was it a sign for the massive earthquake on March 19, 2009? This event, known as...

Video of Tremendous Pyroclastic Flow During Mount Sinabung Eruption – January 2014

This is a spectacular video of Mount Sinabung spitting lava. Or how terrifying nature can be! This amazing video of a pyroclastic flow that happened last week at Mount Sinabung, Sumatra was captured by Photovolcanica. They describe their video...

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 from the Tompaluan crater. The...

This Volcano Emits Millions of Flower Petals Instead of Spewing Lava (Photo)

This would be almost a miracle! Imagine if a volcano was spewing millions of flower instead of lava. This would be so gorgeous! Normally, cities and villages are covered by ashes after a large eruption....

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 make a super volcano eruption...

The New Volcanic Island Niijima Off Japan Tripled Its Surface Within A Month (VIDEO)

No one would have thought that the newly created volcanic island Niijima, produced during a volcanic eruption four weeks ago, would have lasted. Meanwhile, it is 56,000 square meters and still growing! On the 20th...

Which US states will be impacted by the next Yellowstone supereruption?

The gigantic volcano in Yellowstone has erupted three times over the last two million years, covering a huge area of surrounding land. Up to 17 states could be fully or partially impacted if the volcano...

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

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 single, immense volcano. Most oceanic plateaux...

Glowing Northern Lights Engulf Erupting Bardarbunga Volcano

Watch: Glowing northern lights engulf erupting Bardarbunga volcano. This picture reveals the hot orange glow of the volcanic eruption underneath cool and ethereal haze of the aurora borealis. Amazing! Since the Aug. 31 eruption of Iceland’s...

Geological Oddity: The Rift Valley Superplume Tears East Africa Apart To Create A New Ocean In 50 Million Years!

Geological oddity: The Rift Valley in East Africa is a place where the world is slowly tearing itself apart. The Great Valley Rift in East Africa is composed of two massive plateaus as big as...

Amazing Volcanic Phenomenon: Huge Volcanic Smoke Rings Puffed by Mount Etna (Photos)

This is not the Marlboro cowboy puffing on his cigarette, but volcanic smoke rings ejected from Mt Etna. Look at this stunning picture of the volcano smoke ring phenomenon captured by German volcanologist Chris Weber off...

Earthquake Swarm on Canary Islands: Is El Hierro’s Underwater Volcano Springing Into Life?

The Canary islands in the Atlantic Ocean are well-known for their enhanced seismic activity. Between March 14, 2014 and March 17, 2014, around 300 swallow quakes (from 1.5 to 2.4 in magnitude) stroke the north-west...

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 the island of Sicily. There...

The Yellowstone Supervolcano is Far Larger Than Previously Estimated – December 2013

A new scientific study reveals that the Yellowstone supervolcano is much larger than previously estimated. The new findings tell that the magma chamber is about 2.5 times bigger than previously thought, stretches over more than 90km...

Violent Seismic Activity Tears Africa in Two ?!?

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 in slow motion. Researchers say...

Is This Middle Earth? Thunders And Explosions During Acatenango Volcano Eruption In Guatemala (PHOTO)

Diaz Palomo took two long-exposure photos at 90 seconds each. At second 87 of the second shot, lightning appeared in a far cloud on the horizon. Diego Fabriccio Diaz Palomo was standing at the top...

Lava Sinkhole or Volcanic Crater Formation? This Video Presents the Collapse of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō’s Crater Floor

This is the amazing moment the crater floor of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō collapses into a gate of hell. Just add a few Corvettes and... Well, you remember? You probably remember the massive sinkhole that swallowed 8...

Volcanic Eruption: Amazing Photos Of First Mount Etna Volcano in July 2014

Mount Etna is erupting plumes of volcanic ashes since last Sunday causing Sicily's busiest airports to close. Discover stunning photographs of the first pyrotechnic display of the year at Etna. They are impressive! The first Etna...

Killer Volcano: Kelud Eruption Gives Java a Ghostly and Eerie Landscape (PHOTOS)

The killer eruption of the Kelud volcano has started on February 13 2014 and transformed part of the island Java into a fascinating and ghostly ash landscape. Here some of my preferate! The Indonesian volcano...

Stromboli Volcano Erupts Live! Loud Booms! Tourist Trips Cancelled

Stromboli Volcano erupts live and creates loud explosion booms! Some tourists were still lucky enough to see the Stromboli volcano. Now tourist trips are being scrapped as Italy volcano erupts. Stromboli, Italy/ August 8 2014 -...

Volcanic Landslide Creates Tsunami At Askja Stratovolcano In Iceland

A very large volcanic landslide occurred at the Askja stratovolcano in Iceland on July 23, 2014. The 1-km wide landslide generated 50-meters-high tsunami waves. A giant volcanic landslide created a tsunami after 24 to 60 million cubic metres...

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

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 International Space Station featuring steam...

Volcanic Eruption of Mount Gamalama, Indonesia

September 17, 2012 – Indonesia: Volcanic Eruption of Mount Gamalama The Jakarta Post reports that Mount Gamalama in Ternate, North Maluku erupted on Sunday. Neither injuries nor damage but panik during a 15 minutes rain...

Yellowstone Supervolcano: Yellowstone Supereruption Would Cover US in Ash

A new simulation of Yellowstone supervolcano shows that a supereruption would blanket the US with ash. Results demonstrate that ash could be transported up to 1500 km! So look at the map below to determine in...

New Volcanic Island in Japan Nishino-shima Continues Growing (Evolution in Photos)

This new volcanic island off Japan, initially called Niijima, merged with its neighbour island Nishino-shima. The resulting inlet is called Nishino-shima. The new volcanic island Nishino-shima continues growing since November 2013. Nishino-shima now generates its own weather as its vapors create...

Latest Worldwide Volcanic Activity: Lokon, Popocatépetl, Fuego, Machin, Coso…

10-11 December 2012 - Latest Worldwide Volcanic Activity: Lokon, Popocatépetl, Fuego, Santiaguito, Reventador, Nevado del Ruiz, Machin,Tjörnes Fracture Zone, Coso Strong explosion this morning at Lokon volcano (indonesia). Small emissions form the Popocatépetl volcano in Mexico...

Volcano Boom: Watch and Listen to Tavurvur Volcanic Explosion LIVE! It Goes BOOM!

Watch and listen to Tavurvur volcanic explosion. The volcano boom was caught live in this incredible video! This is one of the most amazing video of a volcanic explosion that I have ever seen. This video records the...

Lava Barbecue: The Ultimate Way To Cook Your Steak?

Is this the ultimate way to cook your steak? Try the lava barbecue! Cooking with lava... Chef Sam Bompas cooks steak using LAVA - and says it's the best he has ever eaten! Sam Bompas traveled...

Apocalyptic Pictures of Mount Ontake Volcano Eruption

These apocalyptic pictures of Mount Ontake volcano eruption could be the scenography for a new natural disaster or moon landing Hollywood blockbuster. But the following images are 'real' eerie photos of Mount Ontake unexpected volcanic eruption! Mount...

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