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Bardarbunga Caldera is Collapsing: The Caldera Subsided 56m / 183 Feet Since the Eruption Began

The CALDERA IS COLLAPSING at Bardarbunga! And this on top of the confirmed lava flow activity! According to a new report from volcanologists, Bárðarbunga's caldera is sinking: Yesterday, 18 December, scientists flew over Bárðarbunga. The data collected...

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...

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...

Increased volcanic activity in the last 24 hours: Popocatepetl volcano, Colima volcano and Santamaria volcano explosions

Within the last 24 hours, increased volcanic activity has been reported in Mexico and Guatemala. The Popocatepetl volcano, the Colima volcano and the Santa Maria volcano have explosed almost simultaneously. Colima explosion on June 28, 2016 As shown by...

Strong lahars in rivers Cabello de Angel and Nima 1 after heavy rains on Santiaguito Volcano

Heavy rains at the top of Santiaguito volcano generated strong lahars in the bed of the Nima I River. The bed of the river got suddenly filled up with plenty of pasty fine material containing...

Yellowstone supervolcano will ‘destroy all of mankind’ much sooner than previously anticipated

A supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park has the capability to "potentially wipe out life as we know it." Citing an Arizona State University study, the report said this could happen much sooner than previously anticipated. Scientists...

Scientists warn Russian Bolshaya Udina volcano could erupt at any time and cause destruction on scale of Pompeii

A slumbering titan in Russia's Far East could soon awaken. Scientists warn that a long-dormant volcano is showing new signs of activity, and an eruption could spell disaster...

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...

Discovery of lagoon inside the Ubinas volcano

Melquiades Alvarez discovered an unexpected lagoon inside the Ubinas volcano in Peru. This mysterious lake has formed as a result of recent rainfall in the entire area around this massif, according to the scientist. This is...

Strong Turrialba volcano eruptions close two airports in Costa Rica

The Turrialba volcano is currently highly active after 44 days of minor events. Only yesterday, September 19, 2016, it erupted at least 4 times shutting down two international airports in Costa Rica. Eruptive activity at Turrialba Volcano...

Almost deadly lava delta collapse closes Kamokuna ocean entry at Kilauea, Hawaii

A large section of the 26-acre lava delta formed by the 61g lava flow collapsed into the ocean around 2:45 p.m. on December 31, 2016. The huge subsidence launched showers of volcanic rock into the...

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...

Increased seismic activity, strong eruptions and changing alert levels for Bogoslof (USA), Bezymianny (Russia), Reventador (Ecuador), Lopevi (Vanuatu) and Nyamuragira (Congo)

Increased seismic activity is continuously reported around the world. This time, strong eruptions and changing alert levels for Bogoslof (USA), Bezymianny (Russia), Reventador (Ecuador) and Nyamuragira (Congo). BOGOSLOF, ALEUTIANS ISLANDS, ALASKA The level of seismic activity at...

Mysterious spike in Carbon Monoxide over California – Precursor to ‘The Big One’

Anomalic Carbon Monoxide concentrations have reported over California on February 26, 2016.  What the heck is going on? Could it be a precursor to 'The Big One'? On February 26, The Global Forecast System model recorded...

India’s only active volcano is spewing smoke and lava once again

India's only active volcano is spewing smoke and lava once again. Clouds were seen at the crater mouth where smoke was bellowing out in an otherwise clear sky. Researchers sampled sediments in the vicinity of...

Volcanic Unrest Upstick: Kick ’em Jenny Becomes Restless in Grenada, Strong Eruption at Sheveluch (Russia), Gas Pulse Ejected from San Miguel (El Salvador)

The worldwide volcanic unrest is picking up around the world with new volcanoes erupting daily around the world. Warnings have been issued as the only submarine volcano located between Grenada and the Grenadine island of...

Katla volcano alert level has been raised to Yellow in Iceland

Katla volcano alert level has been raised to Yellow on July 28, 2017. This after the strongest earthquake in years and a sulfur smell emanating from river coming out of the volcano were reported in...

Volcano Katla in Iceland shaken by strongest quake since 1977, then sulfur smell emanates from river

The subglacial volcano Katla in Iceland was hit by a shallow M4.5 earthquake - the largest earthquake since 1977 - on July 26, 2017. Following the quake, a strong smell of sulfur coming out of...

Cameraman nearly blown off the edge of erupting Mt Yasur volcano on Vanuatu (video)

This incredible video shows a cameraman being nearly blown off the edge of erupting Mt Yasur volcano on Tanna Island, Vanuatu on July 16, 2017. The impressive footage shows Geoff Mackley setting up a camera...

Mysterious shallow earthquake swarms rattle El Salvador and Puerto Rico – Possible volcano eruption and tsunami?

Yesterday, two earthquake swarms have been reported. One in El Salvador and the other in Puerto Rico. This increased seismic activity at shallow depths is most probably related to the awekening of new faults in...

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...

Series of catastrophic events along the Ring of Fire are pointing to a potentially major event in the near future

The world’s billionaires are spending lot of money on preparations for the end of the world. Given recent catastrophic events including three devastating Atlantic hurricanes, serious earthquakes in Mexico, and apocalyptic wildfires in Western United...

Massive holes in the ice caused by violent volcanic eruption open up in glacier in Iceland

The largest glacier of Iceland is melting like an ice cream. Giant holes as large as 1,300 feet wide and caused by volcanic eruptions have opened up in Vatnajökull. Vatnajökull is the second largest glacier in Europe,...

Increased seismic activity at Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia

The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Manizales reported two moderate earthquakes after a swarm of minor quakes in the Nevado del Ruiz volcano. The quakes are related to rock fracturing and demonstrate a significant increase...

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...

An Antarctic eruption at Deception Island could ‘significantly disrupt’ international air traffic as far away as South America, Australia, and Africa

Under the black sand of Deception Island, off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, lurks the flooded caldera of an active volcano - home to more than 50 volcanic craters. And now, a new...

Eruptions at Sinabung and Merapi (Indonesia), Fuego (Guatemala), Kanlaon (Philippines) and Erta Ale (Ethiopia)

Everyday new volcanoes erupt. Here a summary for December 14, 2017:  Sinabung volcano, Merapi volcano, Agung volcano, Indonesia The Sinabung volcano erupted three times on Dec. 14th followed by at least 28 flank avalanches. The volcanic seismicity at...

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

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 new images from February 10,...

Krakatau volcanic lightnings light up the sky like a living nightmare

At nighttime, ominous lightning flashes above erupting volcanoes light up the sky like a living nightmare. Now, scientists are closer to understanding volcanic lightning, which stems from both ash and ice. Below some amazing...

Volcanoes are rumbling again: Popocatepetl (Mexico), Shiveluch (Russia), Agung (Indonesia), Sinabung (Indonesia), Ebeko (Russia), Kadovar (PNG), seismic unrest at Tenorio, Irazu and Miravalles volcanoes (Costa Rica)

After a quiet start in 2018, volcanoes are rumbling again around the world, with strong volcanic activity recorded in Russia (Shivelush and Ebeko), in Indonesia (Agung and Sinabung) and a seismic unrest measured below...

Alert level raised after Cleveland Volcano explodes in loud rumbling noise in Alaska

Scientists raised the alert level for a remote Aleutian volcano on Monday after an explosion was detected. The loud rumbling noise was heard by residents of a tiny village some 45 miles (72 km) away. Cleveland...

These night pictures of the new Etna eruption are out of this world

The Etna volcano in Sicily is in an intense phase! Watch one of the most famous volcanoes in the World spewing its lava at night! It's eerie! The new Etna eruption has started five days ago. The videos...

Strong eruption of the Santiaguito volcano captured on video on July 1, 2016

As already introduced yesterday, the Santiaguito volcano exploded violently on July 1, 2016. Here a video recorded by hikers showing the exact moment the plume of ash and gas is ejected 5 km in the...

New powerful volcanic eruption: Thousands are urged to evacuate as erupting ‘Fuego Volcano’ spews lava in Guatemala

Disaster coordination authorities have asked thousands in ten communities to evacuate and go to safe areas as Fuego Volcano in Guatemala starts spewing lava, just months after the volcano erupted killing 194 people and...

Geology: Three New Volcanoes Discovered in Australia

Monash University researchers have discovered three new volcanoes near Hamilton, in the state’s south-west, which they say could yet deliver a blast from the past. The volcanoes are in the heart of the Newer Volcanic...

Strange Sounds: Volcano Eruption Produces High-Frequency Hums

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 at Alaska's Redoubt Volcano and...

Volcanic lightnings and shockwave video at Sakurajima volcano

A volcano exploding into life is amazing. But when you add a deafening shockwave and volcanic lightnings to the burning hot ash flying into the air, than it becomes insane! Watch pictures and video! Shot by...

Soputan volcano eruption in awesome pictures and videos

The Soputan volcano eruption started on January 4, 2016. And the images are impressive. The Soputan volcano, located on the Island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, erupted at 20 h 53 local time Monday, January 4, 2016...

Mysterious ash found floating on waters off Sweden is from underwater volcanic eruption

On Monday, a large amount of ash like mud was reported along the Swedish west coast. According to coast guards, the strange substance is drifting somewhere between Norway, Sweden and Denmark due to weather...

Mysterious light crosses the sky over Colima Volcano in Mexico

What is this mysterious light that passes through the sky over the Colima Volcano in Mexico? The strange event was recorded on July 4 2015 by one of the cameras from webcamsofmexico.com which records the...